Posted by me again on February 05, 2002 at 18:40:12:
In Reply to: Re: LL refuses to grant a walk-through posted by dave on February 05, 2002 at 18:17:10:
wow dave, lots of info, but nothing about a walk-through.
hopefully, you have a move-in checklist, or something similar that describes, in detail, any damages existing in the unit prior to you moving in. absent that, you should have as many dated pictures as possible, both general and close-ups showing any pre-existing damages.
you will also want to take LOADS of dated pictures on the day you move out, after you have removed all your belongings.
just about the only thing that works for a judge in small claims is either the move-in/out checklist, and pictures, showing (or not) any damages the landlord claims.
what was the basic gist of dave's reply, is that the landlord has 21 days to give you an accounting of the deposit and any damages he says you caused (assuming he knows your new address tomail it to). if he doesn't do that, you can be awarded additional damages, in addition to anything he says you caused, but didn't.
since you seem to be pretty sure about the final outcome, in the last transaction you have with the landlord, you might want to do a cut-and-paste print of dave's reply, just so that the ll knows that you are aware of your rights, and will be utilizing them to the fullest, just as a pre-emptory 'warning'.
pictures and small claims court seem to be the final outcome here.
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