Carpet was new when tenants moved in 6 years ago.
Now they’re moving out and it’s ruined .
Should I charge them for it or
should I be replacing it anyway?
I think I read here once people
Buy new every 5-6 years.
what do you mean by ruined.... 6 years can be a LONG time on cheap carpet.
a 6 year lifespan on carpet is very good. that should, in all likelihood, be considered reasonable wear and tear
The IRS depreciation schedule for flooring is five years. I've been told judges around here disallow charges for carpets older than three years. I would not charge the tenants for the carpets after six years.
When you replace it I'd strongly consider something besides carpet.
I’d replace them only once .. with plank laminate flooring !
Simply replace the cheap carpet that was put in and move on. Here is a link to product life expectancies. This says 8-10 years but not in a rental condition and not cheap carpet. The really cheap stuff you are lucky to get 5 yrs out of it. I would look for a better product. The trend is vinyl plank flooring but no experience with it.
This was not a cheap carpet . I
was going to live there but rented out instead .
So 6 years is long enough to not charge tenant, although I’ve no idea how it got shredded .
I wanted to have it cleaned and now I have to replace.
Vinyl plank is the way to go - got it .
Thank you everyone!