I'm not sure how costly it's going to be to repair and repaint. Normally, I would take it out of the deposit . . . but I'm struggling with the ethics of doing this. It seems like I simply have to suck it up. Anyone have recommendations for a good and reasonable painter South of Atlanta?
Also, I haven't seen the damage but I suspect you may have damaged sheetrock (ie, torn through the paper) which is going to require repair in addition to painting.
Does your handyman give you a specific wheelchair damage discount? If not, why is the damage source pertinent? Take it from deposit and get the place ready for next tenant.
wheelchairs don't get a free pass.
Unless your hallways and rooms are only 3 ft wide, a wheelchair shouldn't be hitting the walls constantly.
I'd let it go. Normal wear and tear is not something you can charge to the tenant. You could lose more than you gain fighting it.
Damage is damage. You are running a business.
As the parent of a child in a wheelchair, I would let it go and just be glad I'm not the one in the wheelchair.
Thank you for your replies. Good and interesting to know that there is no one standard answer. I’m gonna have to go with my conscience on this one and tell myself that would have had to paint anyway.
@Katrina Cabral business business blah blah. Nothing ever trumps being a good person. I respect your decision. On the flip side, my worst tenant is in a wheelchair.