13 December 2019
It shall be better to negotiate over the issue as civil suit shall require more expenses and a time of more than 5 years to settle the things. As you are equally responsible for non-mentioning of the specific term about the condition of the house at the house of the vacation so beter to share the expenses mutually.
25 December 2019
Author has to clarify his locus standi/ relation with owner. Presumably he is a tenant and paid money to landlord, is it ?? What are the terms and conditions of rent agreement, if so ??
31 December 2019
Even there is no such condition in the rental agreement for paying the painting charges and the repair charges at the time vacating the premises, it becomes the duty of the tenant to deliver vacant possession in the manner how it was let out on rent to him. For the said amount you may have to spend more than that by way of litigation expenses,lawyer's fee and other incidentals, besides waste of time and energy for attending the court hearing and there is guarantee for succeeding in the case after fighting it out for years. Instead of agitating over the issue to a bigger level, it would be better that you enter into a compromise by negotiating the amount and settle the issue amicably and get relieved from the stress and tension.