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Security Deposit charges? by Bette on September 13, 2021 @22:29

I realize I was lucky to have 10 yr tenant, but she wasn't without some issues - that we resolved.
I believe I should be able to charge for cleaning (stove oven & drawer (filthy), ceiling fans,heating vents in each room never been cupboards inside - a couple of some glassware & the like left and some of the drawers have paper stuck on - will eave.
None of the smoke detectors/carbon Mon. have any batteries.
Doggy scratches on corner of the back door will have to repaint entire door.

Wear/tear no charge - tile in bath shower area loose & around tub mold so grout & caulk need redone. chipping paint in places in baseboard. Top of the cabinet in the back porch has a vinyl top removed - I'll just redo.

I think those are fair charges.
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Re: Security Deposit charges? by Garry on September 14, 2021 @00:26 [ Reply ]
Simply put, a LL can charge as much as they want to, for anything the T either damaged, or did not clean. Once the T gets your Sec.Dep.letter, they can dispute anything they want to. Then it will be up to the former T if they want to negotiate with you, or take you to court. If you both negotiate, and the T doesn't agree with you, are you prepared for the T to take you to court, and for you to have to defend what your Sec. Dep. statement said ?

Remember, the T has nothing to lose, as she "lost" her deposit to you 10 years ago. But unless you have a lot of pictures and witnesses to PROVE your Sec.Dep. statement, the T could maybe get some of her money back by taking you to court. Send your letter to the T, and let this forum know if the T gets back to you, and what she said.

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