Google Search

TenantNet Forum Archives 1996-2002
Posting and Replies are disabled in all Archives
TenantNet Forum | TenantNet Forum Archives Index

my landlord didn't return my security deposit!! what should i do?

Posted by Patrick on December 31, 2000 at 00:05:59:


I moved out of my apartment and I expected to receive a portion of my $450 deposit in the mail. However, I received a notice stating that i OWED $70! This is because:
1. Prorated rent for 1 week of $210
2. Painting service of $170
3. Cleaning service of $140

I understand the prorated rent. But how can painting and cleaning services total $310? Although this is subjective, I left the place in great condition. No holes, no stains, nothing. I find it hard that a cleaning service would cost $140 considering most maids earn no more than $8/hr.

Do I have any grounds for dispute? Or am I just screwed?

any insight is greatly appreciated.


Follow Ups:

Note: Posting is disabled in all archives
Post a Followup

Name    : 
E-Mail  : 
Subject : 
Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:


TenantNet Home | TenantNet Forum | New York Tenant Information | Contact Us
DHCR Information | DHCR Decisions | Housing Court Decisions | New York Rent Laws |

Subscribe to our Mailing List!
Your Email      Full Name