reasonable wear and tear
Damage or loss to an item (such as a table) or element of a room (such as the floor) resulting from ordinary use and exposure over time. The term is commonly used in leases to limit the tenant's responsibility to repair damage, repaint the walls, or replace items when moving out. The term is subjective, but more wear and tear can be expected the longer the occupancy or the worse the condition of the premises when the tenant moved in. This is often a source of conflict between landlord and tenant, particularly when there is a deposit for any damages beyond reasonable (sometimes called normal or ordinary) wear and tear.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

reasonable wear and tear
n.
   commonly used in leases to limit the tenant's responsibility (and therefore liability to repair or repaint) upon leaving. It is subjective, but the considerations include the length of time of tenancy (the longer the occupancy the more wear and tear can be expected), the lack of unusual damage such as a hole in the wall or a broken window, and the condition of the premises when the tenant moved in. This is often a source of conflict between landlord and tenant, particularly when there is a deposit for any damages "beyond reasonable wear and tear."
   See also: lease

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • wear and tear — Natural wear and tear means deterioration or depreciation in value by ordinary and reasonable use of the subject matter. See depreciation …   Black's law dictionary

  • Rotator cuff tear — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Muscles on the dorsum of the scapula, and the Triceps brachii. DiseasesDB = 32230 ICD10 = ICD10|M|75|1|m|70, ICD10|S|46|0|s|40 ICD9 = ICD9|726.1 ICD9|727.61, ICD9|840.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus =… …   Wikipedia

  • art conservation and restoration — Maintenance and preservation of works of art, their protection from future damage, deterioration, or neglect, and the repair or renovation of works that have deteriorated or been damaged. Research in art history has relied heavily on 20th and… …   Universalium

  • List of magical characters in The Life and Times of Juniper Lee — This is a list of magical characters that have appeared on the American animated television series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee . They are sorted alphabetically by class.Demons5th Level IncubusIn Take My Life Please , Cletus and Gus… …   Wikipedia

  • List of law topics (N-R) — NOTOC Law [From Old English lagu something laid down or fixed ; legal comes from Latin legalis , from lex law , statute ( [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=law searchmode=none Law] , Online Etymology Dictionary; [http://www.m… …   Wikipedia

  • Hip dysplasia (canine) — Hip dysplasia is a disease that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It can be found in many animals and… …   Wikipedia

  • Spinal disc herniation — Slipped disc redirects here. For other uses, see Slipped disc (disambiguation). Spinal disc herniation Classification and external resources A spinal disc herniation demonstrated via MRI. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • Hard disk drive — Hard drive redirects here. For other uses, see Hard drive (disambiguation). Hard disk drive Mechanical interior of a modern hard disk drive Date invented 24 December 1954 [1] …   Wikipedia

  • Tire — This article is about tires used on road vehicles, including pneumatic tires and solid tires. For railroad tires, see railway tires. For other uses, see tire (disambiguation) or tyre.Tires, or tyres (in American and British English, respectively) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”