More than unpopular - it's against Federal Fair Housing laws. Though I get what you're saying. When I moved out of my apartment, some of my security deposit went to replacing the carpets. There were stains that I just couldn't get out, and even some small burns. Want to know how I got all of those? There was a single dad upstairs with two young boys, who would often jump off of their beds and the furniture. When they did, it literally sounded like a bomb went off. Many times, I was carrying something like a mug of coffee/hot chocolate/tea, or a plate of food, when BOOM! I'd spill or drop what I was carrying. A couple times I was lighting a candle with a match and I dropped the match on the carpet, burning it. I spoke to the dad several times (once at 6am on a Sat.; when he opened the door, one kid was just about to jump off the couch!) and reported it to mgmt. It never stopped.