What to do if my landlord is charging me for damages beyond the security deposit?

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Moved out of our apartment and received a letter asking for money for damages beyond our $250 security deposit. They are asking for $700 to pay for carpet reinstallation (could have been steam cleaned), repainting (could have been spot painted) and heavy cleaning (shouldn't this be something the landlord does after every tenant leaves?). How do we move forward to deny these claims?

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