permissive waste

Definition of "permissive waste"
  1. Damage to a property resulting from a tenant's neglect in maintaining it in a normal or appropriate manner
How to use "permissive waste" in a sentence
  1. The landlord claimed that the tenant's refusal to fix a leaky faucet constituted permissive waste of the property.
  2. Upon moving out of the apartment, the tenant was charged for permissive waste due to the considerable damage to the hardwood floors that was never reported.
  3. Permissive waste can potentially result in legal consequences for the tenant if the lease agreement holds them responsible for regular upkeep of the property.

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