Our landlord is like a guy that wants to store his car in a garage and polish it with a diaper, but needs to lease it out as a taxi so he can collect the monthly lease fees from the taxi driver. Then, after 26 months of normal use and regular maintenance as a taxi, when the taxi driver returns the vehicle clean and undamaged, the owner points to minor provisions in the lease and demands the taxi driver pays to "restore" the taxi to it's "original condition". For instance, our move in inspection noted there were 3 tiny spots on the sink that had been filled and marked as "repaired". Then 6 months after move in, he installs a new sink because he charged the previous tenant to replace the whole thing. Now he wants to charge us to replace blinds, carpets, counter tops, repaint, etc.