Hi. Previous tenants damaged the new apartment in over a 6-month period. The damage is pungent odour & all surfaces stained by tobacco, smoking, nicotine & possibly illegal drugs. A verbal agreement was made with the agent to assist with the cleanup in lieu of 2 weeks free rent. The carpet in one bedroom needs replacing as the odour still strong. It cost to owner is a max $2,000 (rent $1,200 pw). Health issue of "thirdhand smoke". As a tenant, do I have the legal right under property law to remove the carpet & force the agent to pay for replacement carpet?