Two months after turning over possession to the landlord, he is charging us with rodent removal for something that was in the attic. We had no idea there was something in there until we moved out and took out items we had stored in the attic and saw something had chewed through our boxes and ruined many things. However, before we moved into the house, there was a dead rat in the garage. I did tell the landlord this. We just received our security deposit minus expenses to remove rodents in attic stating it was our responsibility and he was unaware of the issue until after we moved out. Is this legit? Can we charge him for damage to our items we stored in the attic since it was pre-existing? Can we dispute this? I have receipt of pest control contract we paid for while living there.