Is the tenant responsible for normal wear and tear?
A tenant is not responsible for normal wear and tear. If a tenant has been there for many years, a landlord could not charge the tenant with painting or replacing the carpet when the tenant moves out.
A tenant has been renting for eight years. The carpet and flooring has normal wear and tear. When he moves out is the landlord going to be able to charge that against his security deposit? The answer is no. The tenant is not responsible for normal wear and tear. If you are a tenant and you’ve been there for eight years and the carpet has worn out, well, guess what? Carpets wear out after eight years. Do not let the landlord try and charge you for a new carpet.