We temporarily held 2 cats in one of the rooms in my rental. They were not on the lease. The landlord became aware of their presence and I explained they were a brief foster here. Then, she said if they were going to stay with us she would just need deposit on the cats and pet rent for each cat. Shortly after, we recieved a lease addendum to fill out so that I could keep them at our place. Then the owner of the building decided against it. He did not want the cats in the unit. I got rid of the cats immediately. The carpet in the room had been damaged from urination and the landlord asked me to treat with nature's miracle, of which I did twice. Then, we got a letter telling us there would be a carpet inspector to check the damage and the subflooring. The landlord said it was necessary to change the carpet and contracted someone to put new carpeting in. I asked them not to because we wanted to research our rights and options. The following Wednsday, (on notice of entrance to inspect), I got home from work and surprised to see new carpet, not just an inspection. They are going to bill us for $1400 for the carpet replacement. It was their decison to change the carpet. I didn't even get an opportunity to have the carpet professionally cleaned by specialist who master pet odor removal. I didn't even get to research cost of us paying someone of our own hire to put in new carpet. The landlord said it was a health risk because of bacteria and that the repairs were necessary. We may hire an attorney after further research. We are unsure of our rights here as their tenant on this issue. Note that we have 2 dogs that are on our lease. We paid a seperate deposit for each dog and we pay $25 dollars a month pet rent for each dog. That room prior to the cats being there was their room and still is. Most of the wear and tear in the room was caused by them. The landlord who we were dealing with before is now seperated from the company and we have a new landlord who told us we have to pay the $1400. We have kept good records of our encounters with this situation. The new landlord even told us that their "experts" said most of the damage to the carpet was "dog related". I am so confused. I thought the huge deposit we paid was sort of our protection and the owners. Please help!!! Thank you!!