Help...leaks and carpet issue.
On 2 different occasions pipes burst in the apartment above and leaked down to my apartment. A wall and carpet were ruined. I had to live in a mildewy, moldy apartment for a month before moving out. Their "fix" was putting an air blower in the room to dry it out. Now, after moving out, they want to keep my deposit and add an additional $500 to replace the carpet. I must also say I did have 2 cats, which regrettably they were unaware of, and there may have been some small stains. I did clean the carpet best I could before leaving. It was just a one bedroom apt. Can they charge for the carpet replacement because of the cats, even though it would have to be replaced anyway because of the mildew/mold anyway? Thanks in advance!