Posted by don on October 22, 2001 at 17:52:49:
In Reply to: Pay for Carpet replacement because of one stane. posted by Craig on October 22, 2001 at 15:57:44:
The Landlord has 30 days to inform you as to the cost of any damages, The landlord cannot charge you for this...
But in any fishing expedition, he will try and maybe even sue you.
Is this a bill from the landlord or a lawyer? Or is it from a court?
If its from a court you must file an answer immediately, take tommorow off of work and go to the court house.
If its a bill from the lawyer or landlord then research the laws of your state and find where a landlord has only 30 days to file a claim against you, and send a letter Certified Return Reciept( you want someone to sign for it) stating you are no longer responsible for the bill.
Did you get your security back? It should have ben deducted from that.
: I liked in Wisconsin, Waukesha County.
: Two years ago I reneted an apartment which allowed cats. There was a pet deposit of $250 plus the standard $700 deposit. The Pet agreement states "If the inspector detects Animal Urine the resident will be responsible for 100% of replacement of the carpet and pad of the entire apartment." I reciently recieved a bill from my old landlord for $1317.00 including entire carpet replacement at $1158 and some Floor Sealing (There's nothing about this on the lease and there's no reciept for this in the papers he sent).
: First of all I don't feel that it's fair for him to be able to replace the entire carpet and charge me for it because of a stain in one room. Secondly, if the Floor Sealing isn't on the lease and no reciept is presented for it can I dispute it?
: I only have 30 days from reciept of this notice to file a claim, or at least I've heard. So if anyone has any information at all, please post it.
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