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December 2016

What’s Considered ‘Normal Wear and Tear’ in a Rental?

The one thought on every renter’s mind on move-out day (aside from “How the heck am I going to get this sofa through the front door?”) has to do with the security deposit. Will you ever see that money again?
According to most leases, your only hope is to return your apartment in the same condition as when you took possession, within “normal wear and tear.” Still, though, this raises the question: What exactly is normal wear and tear, and what crosses the line?

See page 10 of the December Update for more on What’s Considered ‘Normal Wear and Tear’ in a Rental?

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RHA Oregon Dinner   

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Secondhand Smoke in Multi-Unit Housing

Page 12

President's Message 

Page 4

Toy Drive

Page 13

RHA Mark Your Calendar  

Page 5

RHA Oregon Holiday Dinner Party Page 14

Good Tenant Screening Practices 

Page 6 

Delaware Statutory Trusts

Page 15

6 Steps for an Effective Preventative Maintenance Plan

Page 7

Board Installation Page 16
10 Proper Winterization Tips  Page 9 The Vendor Guide Page 18
What's Considered Normal 'Wear & Tear' in a Rental Page 10