If I rented commercial property without a lease, can the landlord make me remove nails and fix the holes left in the walls?
Question Details: By law, do I have to do this? When we moved in there, there were tire marks on the floors, walls and doors. We had to clean these and put up boards to cover the walls; she was letting a tire shop use it as storage. We painted some walls and also had to clean up clothes, beer bottles and general debris.
There was a lease--an oral or unwritten one, which constituted the agreement or understanding as to your rental. (There is always a lease, since there is always an agreement.)
A tenant is responsible for repairing (or paying to repair) any damage they did, which includes nails and nail holes in the walls. You are not responsible for anything predating your tenancy.
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