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Landlords seek remedy to tenants who destory property

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BISMARCK - A Fargo landlord came to legislators Wednesday looking for a way to hold renters accountable for recklessly damaging apartments.

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Mike Eisert, who has 39 rental units in Fargo, told the House Judiciary Committee the law doesn't give him a remedy when tenants willfully trash his property.

In one case, tenants left one of Eisert's houses with five kicked-in doors, 11 broken windows, a plugged bathtub and damage to ceiling tiles and walls, totaling $7,000.

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