Most apartment communities expect their residents to hang pictures on the wall and they plan on doing a "little" spackaling and a fresh coat of paint when you move out. However, if you use 14 (1/2 inch thick screws) to hang your flat screen on the living room wall, they might want some money to fix the wall. As with most questions, read your lease and ask before you move in. The management knows that you are going to "live" in their apartment and they expect "normal" wear and tear. Make sure you fill out your pre-move in paperwork and your move out paperwork. If you are really worried, take pictures before and after too.
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