One of the most often asked questions is, “How much can I charge a tenant who causes damage to the carpet in his or her apartment?”
While the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not directly address carpet loss, there is case law in Arizona that does. This article will offer some guidance in assessing carpet damage.
A.R.S. § Sec. 33-1341 states in part:
“The tenant shall not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so.”