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Re: Office failed to provide List of Damages by Garry (Iowa) on March 8, 2018 @17:18

Since the leasing office did not follow the law about the damages, the only evidence of damages was provided by the tenant. (hopefully it was dated, and copies were kept). And that's what a judge will use, if questions regarding the deposit ever get into a court room. If those same noted damages never get repaired, upon move out, the leasing company cannot charge the cost to repair those damages against the deposit. Once the T moves in, they should send a letter to the leasing office (with a copy of the damages attached) requesting the damages be repaired within 30 days. Regardless of how management responds, that letter will be further evidence of the damages that were there upon move in. The fact that the list was not on a "form", will mean nothing to a judge.
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