Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.
If landlord can show that you caused these damages, and the damages are beyond the normal wear and tear of the apartment, landlord may be able to come after you for these damages. You should consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.
Yes you landlord can demand extra money, above and beyond your paid security deposit.
Did you take pictures of the damage prior to move in and after move-out? Did you write the landlord informing him of the damage within a week of move in? Was there a pre move in inspection sheet where items that were damaged were noted?
As to the other parts of his claim, a tenant is only responsible for damage that is beyond normal wear and tear, and the landlord is required to provide you with copies of receipts evidencing what he paid to make such repairs and to clean the rental.
Disclaimer. The information posted above is for general information, does not constitute professional legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship. I am a corporate-business, employment and real estate attorney located in Los Angeles, California.
For more information on California landlord tenant law, please visit my website: www.yourlegalcorner.com