This is one thing that is for sure alot easier to do in canada, aint it??
We pay 500 JD to rent the apartment. It is furnished with very old furniture. Everything is pretty much worn out, the apartment was bought from the family that owned it few years ago for 30K with all the funiture and household items now it is worth about 70 something.
This guy wants us to give him everything like we left . He wants us to paint that wall that were not really that clean to start with. The walls in the bedrooms are molded and all black...YUCK! of course it is our fault according to him! The carpets are a million years old and pretty gross, he looks at them and said we made it dirty and wants us to clean it! The 7ares was there and told him the carpet was this dirty when he helped me put it on the floor less than two months ago!
Now the kicker! The water silo was broken, we paid 30Jd to fix it! it is not ours to fix, the owner has to pay for this! But according to him, he gave it to us in a good shape so it is our problem! Ok no problem we fixed it, and deducted it from the money we were supposed to pay him.
Yesterday we ran out of water, no problem turn on the pump and the water will go from the silos downstair to the ones upstairs. Except that the pump was all hot and not working! So yeh we spent all day yesterday without any water! We called him today and he said to get someone to fix the pump and pay him! since he gave us the pump in a working condition!
In canada we never had to worry about fixing things, everyone knows that when you use something there wear and tear! unless we purposly ruin something like making a hole in the wall or breaking the door handle by misuse it is the owner's responsibilty to fix things on the rental premises!
Last year when my house was rented, the renters sent me an email saying that the pipe under the sink has burst open! I did not even tell them to call someone...I was in Saskatoon and my house in Milton, 3000Km away! I called a plumber in the area, paid him by credit card and the problem was fixed within few hours of receiving her email!
We all know that renters income is not a net income! When doing our taxes I was asked for any maintenace I spent on the house and those were deducted from the income!
This dude in Amman does not even pay taxes on his rental income! Otherwise he would have caused hell and would not have settled for the 800JD to break the contract! He does not want to fix anything, he wants us to do all the cleaning, fixing, painting and blah blah blah! ugggggghhhhhh!