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    Default Is this reasonable wear and tear?

    Currently have a roommate who up until a couple of months ago had a cat. Said cat decided to use the concrete in the basement as a littler box and it currently stinks, airing the basement out doesn't fix it.

    Pulled the lower level of insulation and it appears that it seeped below the bottom plate of the framing, which can't be cleaned or sealed. This means the smell will keep coming back.

    I don't think that this is covered under normal wear and tear, and that they should be responsible for fixing the issue in it's entirety (including under the framing). Am I out to lunch here?

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    Cat piss is not wear and tear, renting 101
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    fact.

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    good luck. I've been through this and maybe worse with room mates and unless this person is very willing to do something for you, be prepared to lose this person as a friend and not get anything out of it.

    to answer your question, it's more than acceptable to ask for them to repair it, just don't expect that it will happen. (hopefully it does)

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    Originally posted by 03ozwhip
    good luck. I've been through this and maybe worse with room mates and unless this person is very willing to do something for you, be prepared to lose this person as a friend and not get anything out of it.

    to answer your question, it's more than acceptable to ask for them to repair it, just don't expect that it will happen. (hopefully it does)
    pretty much....

    the question is, how much to fix? seems like a lot of work?

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    Originally posted by 03ozwhip
    good luck. I've been through this and maybe worse with room mates and unless this person is very willing to do something for you, be prepared to lose this person as a friend and not get anything out of it.

    to answer your question, it's more than acceptable to ask for them to repair it, just don't expect that it will happen. (hopefully it does)
    This.

    All pets will do some damages to a degree. I hope you considered that when you picked your roommate.

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    Originally posted by Xtrema


    This.

    All pets will do some damages to a degree. I hope you considered that when you picked your roommate.
    I agree with this but only for cosmetic damages.

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    If you have a cat that isn't litter trained, you're doing something wrong.

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    Fur f sake. You should ask him to get a quote on the repairs right meow. I can't imagine living with the smell of a meowtain of poop.

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    Your friend is a fucking scab

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    So many non-cat owners in here... cats are fucked, even good cats that use litter will piss in other places if feeling ill

    You already let a cat in the house, the mess has been made, use google... find something that neutralizes cat piss and pour it on the affected area! Done!

    Thank god it's an unfinished basement and not a hidden area of carpet and move on with your life

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    Originally posted by ercchry
    So many non-cat owners in here...
    Uh, yeah... Isn't Beyond like 99% male posters?

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    Originally posted by you&me


    Uh, yeah... Isn't Beyond like 99% male posters?
    And 98% of them are forever alone without a female in the house

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    Can see this going south real fast...

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    Originally posted by you&me
    Uh, yeah... Isn't Beyond like 99% male posters?
    Am male living alone. Have cat.
    Originally posted by scat19
    I have a BMW so im not stupid.

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    Originally posted by XylathaneGTR
    Am male living alone. Have cat.
    My cat is a good cat.

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    I'm male and I have a cat. The best thing is to get yours toilet trained like mine is.

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    My wife has a cat? Hes a complete shithead. But he's my shithead
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

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    Originally posted by ercchry


    And 98% of them are forever alone without a female in the house
    So what subset of the 2% is like me and picked a woman smart enough to not get a cat?


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    Sweet, my GF and her cat are moving in this weekend lol

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    I'm totally a cat person but our cat, despite most of the time pissing in her litterbox, decided every once in awhile that she'd piss wherever she liked - especially the carpet. Reason #1 to not let pets in a rental.

    Reason#2: Upon ownership of my condo I ripped out the entire flooring, industrially sealed the cement and put brand new flooring down. There will never be an animal in that house so help me God!
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