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Re: Does wear and tear applied on a 6-month stay ?
by Eric (MN) on Thursday, December 29, 2011 @10:19
Deduct for everything. Take pictures and print them to send along with the SDSS. If you have a $850 deposit, you should be able to use up the entire amount. If she brings your letter to a legal aid attorney, hopefully your pictures will dissuade any Court challenge.
Taking her to Court for the excess damages will be an effort in futility. Do not throw good money after bad - you will not collect from this deadbeat. When someone does not want to give an SSN, no problem. Let them go somewhere else. Lower credit score need to pay a higher deposit, comensurate with the additional risk. You got greedy, could not wait, and deserved this renter. Luckily you got off relatively easily.
A clause in my lease.
40. MINIMUM CHARGES FOR REPAIRS _______________ (Initials)
There will be a minimum charge for damages that are not repaired by RESIDENT before last day of lease. Actual charges may exceed these minimum charges. Broken Windows $75 ea; Range cleaning $200 ea.; Refrigerator cleaning $100 ea.; Burned out bulbs $5 ea; Torn Shades $10 ea; General apt. Cleaning $550; Clogged toilets, $100; Carpet cleaning, $150; Missing keys, $5 ea; Broken mini-blinds $25; Nuisance calls, $50; Maintenance/repair labor $65.00 per hour; Cleaning labor, $40.00 per hr. On-site Storage, $200 per month. Lease termination fee, 2 months’ rent.
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