My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of California. I am moving out and my landlords have replaced the carpets in the other units with hardwood floors and are planning to do mine after I vacate the unit. I have lived here for over 7 years and the carpet needs to be cleaned, but I am not doing it because they are planning to replace the carpet with the hardwood floors, so my question is...can my landlords deduct carpet cleaning or replacement fees from my deposit even though they are planning to install hardwood floors after I am gone?
Thanks in advance for all advice given.