Posted by gg on January 02, 2001 at 15:49:00:
In Reply to: my landlord didn't return my security deposit!! what should i do? posted by Patrick on December 31, 2000 at 00:05:59:
You have to mention where you are living (state?). If you took pictures or a videotape when you moved out that would give you proof of how you left the place, as for me, I ALWAYS make a videotape of the apartment before I leave just so I can get the deposit back. I had a landlord in NYC (Robert Eberhart) try to get $200 painting cost out of my security deposit because he INSISTED I painted the walls pink and he had to repaint them, I told him I had pictures of the white walls and then he refunded everything to me.
: 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.
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