Unfortunately I had to end my lease 6 months early. I have agreed to pay a weeks rent in advance, which I think is pretty standard. I had my final inspection last thursday, I hadn’t heard anything about my bond so I called them today.
The real estate agent said everything was perfect in the house except a wall in the bathroom had been damaged. They are claiming it’s $800 to fix it, which is half the bond! Apparently there is water damage in the wall that joins the laundry and bathroom. I didn’t know about any leak until I leaned against the wall to rest whilst cleaning and the wall collapsed in where I was leaning against it. But looking back on the original condition report I edited it stating there was tiles coming away from that wall. Could that have been a sign of water damage and am I liable to replace the whole wall even if it was damaged before I moved in? And is $800 standard?