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Under Maryland law, a tenant is not responsible for ordinary wear and tear. It is common for landlords to paint after a tenant moves out of the property. Absent marks or dents on the walls, it does not sound like you should be responsible.
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You shouldn't be responsible for normal wear and tear. Check your lease to see if it says anything about having to cover the cost of painting. If it is a form lease, point out the section excluding wear and tear to the landlord.
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