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My tenant moved out and we did a walk thru and as I was pointing out various things that were missing or broken she blamed it all on contractors that came is to do work or wear and tear  Every blind in the unit was broken literally slats were snapped off, the tilters did not work either but I could replace them for about $5 each ( I would consider tilters broken as normal wear and tear.  So replacing the blinds cost around $275 as I could not replace the broken slats.  In the fireplace I had "Realflame" artificial logs which are made of a concrete like material and one on the logs is broken off and new set is about $150. Should I depreciate these items or charge the full cost of replacement?


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If fairly new, I would charge full price. If a few years old, I might be nice and pro-rate the cost, based on a 5 year life. Even if over 5 years, I might still charge for half the cost and let the tenant fight me for the refund.

Good luck.
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