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Re: Security Deposit

Posted by TenantNet on March 25, 1998 at 00:58:50:

In Reply to: Security Deposit posted by Sarah on March 13, 1998 at 12:24:26:

: My landlord is threatening to keep my $1250 security deposit because there are a few tiny holes in the wall from hanging paintins, mirrors, etc. (some of which were there when I moved in) and he will need to repaint. I have lived there for almost three years and have always been a responsible tenant. The landlords on the otherhand have been very negligent in the desparately needed repairs (very leaky roof resulting in serious damage, electrical problems...). The holes and paint seem like normal wear and tear maintenance issues that he would have to take care of regardless. What can I do to ensure that I get my entire deposit back?

Many tenants just let the deposit civer the last month's rent. You can
also fill the holes and paint them to avoid the issue, but it's a scam
and he will invent some other reason. You can also go to small claims court
or the attorney general's office. Leave the place clean with no damages.
Take photos and have a witness and ask the owner for a walkthrough to
identify any damages.

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