So we’re moving out of our apartment on May 1st (looking for a 4 or 5 1/2, with parking, and W/D outlets, if you happen to know any). The landlord recently did an unaccounced inspection while we were out (and weren’t advised until we came back) .
Yesterday we received a bill for a paint job. As they’ll be repainting the apartment, they’ve decided to have us foot the bill to the tune of $405. This goes against what the original rental agent told us which was they would paint the place white so we could, if we wanted, paint it ourselves in whatever colours we liked, at our expense. No mention of us paying for the eventual repainting.
I’ve checked on the Regie du Logement site and there’s no mention of how this sort of thing works, nor, to my knowledge, is it mentioned in the lease. Someone is calling them today to question the whole idea of charging us for paint but I fear we may have a fight on our hands.
Any legal eagles out there have any advice?
Christ I wished we owned our own place…
*UPDATE* The landlord has agreed that if we paint the place back to white again, we can avoid the bill. He claimed he advised of us of this prior to our moving in but I remember nothing of the sort. Still, if it means not paying $400, especially when I have new (to us) appliances to buy, I’m happy to do it myself.