reasonable wear and tear

Definition of "reasonable wear and tear"
  1. Damage or loss to an item or property due to normal use over time, often used in leases to define a tenant's responsibility for repairs
How to use "reasonable wear and tear" in a sentence
  1. At the end of the lease, the tenant was not held liable for the faded paint on the walls as it was considered reasonable wear and tear.
  2. The carpet's fraying edges were judged as reasonable wear and tear, not requiring a deduction from the tenant's deposit.
  3. The landlord and tenant disputed whether the worn-out floor was due to reasonable wear and tear or to neglect.

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