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Re: CO-resident wants his FL-landlord to pay dep. back

Posted by Fred Lappert on January 31, 1998 at 10:52:00:

In Reply to: CO-resident wants his FL-landlord to pay dep. back posted by Steven Wens on January 30, 1998 at 20:30:51:

: The main reason I think is that she believes I won't take the effort to
: sue her in the small courts. Believing that I won't be able to get
: refunded for travel expenses and/or lawyer costs.

You probably can't get refunded. You might be able to file by mail, but
check with the FL small claims court if this is possible. Also check
with the FL attorney general's office as generally they would
have jurisdiction.

: My question : What can and should I do, what can I reclaim from costs I make (or should I plan my next holiday in FL). Can I demand punitive damages and lost interests ?

Punitive? Doubt it. Why do you think so many tenants use their deposit
as the last month's rent -- landlords have a field day on deposits. It's
the biggest scam going.

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