Posted by Joe Dumela on February 10, 1997 at 01:54:03:
In Reply to: Security Deposit taken without receipts of work given posted by Vannessa on February 10, 1997 at 00:00:35:
: I moved from my place on December 31, 1996, I just received my deposit from my landloard on
: Feb. 8, 1997, not only was it given to me late, He charged me for things
: like rekeying the lock $40.95, I replaced the lock and gave him all the keys be-
: cause the homeowners association lost the keys to the lock that was there.
: He charged me $240.00 for General cleaning,(I called several cleaning
: services and was quoted $65.00 max, there was one dirty spot on the
: wall where the TV was and I have witness's, I had someone help me clean
: the townhouse,Windows included. Then he charged $45.15 for supplies.
: None of which he provided reciepts for these services or for what supplies
: he purchased. Why should I have to pay for supplies, or rekeying of the
: lock that I purchased (didn't charge him for) and gave him ALL the keys
: Doesn't he have to provide receipts for repairs, he said he had someone
: come in and clean. Doesn't he have to itemize what he spent or can he just
: write it on a piece of paper 7 weeks later???
You should contact your local Attorney General's office for the local rules,
and also take him to small claims court and make him prove the expenses.
General cleaning costs should not be taken out of deposits, but many landlords
know they can get away with this scam as long as you don't challenge it.
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