Posted by richard on December 29, 1999 at 18:08:45:
In Reply to: Landlord Lawsuit posted by Edward on December 28, 1999 at 14:08:26:
Edward edward edward
Of course the landlord is trying to screw you...so you have to be twice
as sneaky as him. Did you take and pictures of the place, of the ceiling collapse? NO
why not? Or when you left? WHY?
What trash? explain?
Water was that supposed to be included in the rent? is it in your
lease? cant find your lease..... thats dumb!
What supplies? what labor? take him to court to prove any and all
expenses, and demand to get your security back.....
Well check your local court to see how long he has to file....
Get off your ass! you will have to use sick days vacation days
personal days to fight for your money.
Or if you make a lot of $$$$ on your job...then Forget about it.
: Just recently (10/31/99) we moved out of our rented house into a much
: nicer one in the suburbs. After several contacts with our landlord,
: he said that he would keep our security deposit to use as cleanup
: expenses... this was fine with us, and we offered to give our new
: number and address so he could contact us if there were any problems.
: He declined this option a number of times.
: On 12/10/99, I received a civil complaint from my now ex-landlord. It
: states the following:
: Carpet replacement - $1188.48
: Trash Removal - $200.00
: Supplies - $473.67
: Water Bill - $367.88
: Labor Expenses - $550.00
: All of this adds up to $2740.03, NOT INCLUDING the security deposit he kept.
: Now I have several questions that if can be answered would be of tremendous
: help. First of all, the civil complaint was filed about 40 days after we
: moved out, is there any limit as to when a complaint can be filed? Also, the
: carpet removal was caused by part of the ceiling collapsing because of a water
: leak from the 2nd level -- something that the landlord was notified about
: but never fixed. Is this disputable? And finally, when we moved in we signed
: a one-year lease. This lease was never renewed, and we lived there for 2 more
: years afterwards. Are there any stipulations that come with this?
: I thank anyone for their help!
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