I have been renting a house for the past four years, and my landlord has short sold the house, and now is trying to keep my deposit due to normal wear and tear. What am I responsible for? For example, on a few occasions while vacuuming, the carpet threads were ripped and sucked up by the vacuum. I have heard that after a certain amount of time renting, you can no longer be held accountable for repainting or carpet cleaning expenses. Is this true and what is the time frame, if any. Also legally can my landlord keep any of the deposit since they will not be making of the repairs, since the house was sold "as is"?