My tenant caused some damage 2 years ago that I did not make her pay for at the time. I didn't want to have any turmoil at the time. I am preparing the itemized list of deductions that I am making to her deposit. Can I charge her for those past repairs now or did I forfeit them for some reason. I told her during the final inspection that I was going to deduct those from her deposit. She wasn't happy.
I would deduct them. She could take you to court. Then a judge will decide who is right. If you have bills from that time to prove the damages. I see no problem. Still judges can be odd in some rulings.
I sent the tenant the returned portion of her deposit along with copies of all receipts I had for deductions and a copy of walk-through sign-off paperwork, signature return receipt. I got it back with her signature and dated Sept 24th. She still has not cashed the check and I have a strong feeling she is going to take me to court over the deductions. She signed on the walk-through papers 'Under duress' next to her name.