Ive been living at same apartment for 4 years now and when i moved in carpets where not new so i asked her to tare out carpet in living room she agreed as long as it was done nice when i pulled out carpet found bugs so i ripped out carpet everywhere in apartment and put in hardwood flooring at my expense she did not like hardwood floor and decided to evict me can she do that?
If you made changes to the unit without permission or made unauthorized repairs the landlord can evict you.
There are procedures in the Landlord Tenant Act for making repairs if the landlord refuses to or fails to remedy the problem. From your description you did not follow these rules. Your landlord can of course give you permission to enact a repair, but to go significantly beyond that grant and make a significant change like you described is called "waste" in legal terms and is grounds for eviction on 3 days notice.
There may be an argument based on the content of your agreement to repair the floor that you were granted permission to do as much as you did. You would likely need to have made the agreement in writing to prove that as a defense in court.
Another possible defense is that, though the changes may not have been authorized, the repair or at least removal of the carpet was necessary and thus you have created a benefit to the landlord. You could argue that the landlord would be unjustly enriched by taking the benefit you have made and kicking you out without compensation.
Yes. I have evicted numerous tenants for messing with the decor and equipment. Paint, Carpet, Wallpaper, Installing bunks in closets, coversion of garages into "grey market" rental units all violate the lease. Do NOT make any change to the premises, even if you think the "improvement" is beautiful. The notice you received (if any) will be a Notice to Comply with Covenant or Vacate.
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