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Old 11-30-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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It certainly sounds like you are renting from a private owner, and not a lease management company or an apartment complex.

I sure hope the details of the security deposit are in your lease agreement, otherwise you may be out that cash.

Good luck.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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NC law also requires that your security deposit be held in a separate account. as far as revealing to you, the tenant, where that money is....I have never heard of that and don't think that it is required.

Repairs in NC are not required unless they are city code violations or health related violations. For example, heat is a requirement, A/C is not (unless you are ill and have medical proof that A/C is required for your health. OR, it is over 95 degrees farenheight outdoors; if the residence already has A/C and it is broken. does not require it to be installed if it is over 95 degrees F). If there are 2 toilets in the home and one is broken, the landlord can take his time to fix it since there is already one working toilet. You get the picture. If the landlord stated (in the lease) that he was going to make the repairs in a certain amount of time...and, has not, then, he is in breach of the lease. If that was not so stated in writing and it was just a verbal agreement, well...sorry...unless the repairs violate city codes or health dept codes.

hope this helps.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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A security deposit is collected for a weekly rental; however, the home was left in a disaster state with various things broken, plumbing charges, installation charges, garbage left in excess of 8 large bags, defaced property, spraying needed from fleas and ants and the repair and cleanup has now exceeded the security deposit. It took over 3 days just to clean the property and over one week to make all the repairs needed. Is the landlord required to send the list of repairs and items with amounts that had to be paid to get the property back in order? The tenant has made no contact in regards to expecting their security back.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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A security deposit is collected for a weekly rental; however, the home was left in a disaster state with various things broken, plumbing charges, installation charges, garbage left in excess of 8 large bags, defaced property, spraying needed from fleas and ants and the repair and cleanup has now exceeded the security deposit. It took over 3 days just to clean the property and over one week to make all the repairs needed. Is the landlord required to send the list of repairs and items with amounts that had to be paid to get the property back in order? The tenant has made no contact in regards to expecting their security back.
Yes. You have to provide an itemized statement showing what was needed to bring the property back into order. You need to mail a copy of it to the last known address, even if that address is yours. if it is returned, you need to keep the returned envelope as evidence in the event any of it is ever challenged. As far as the overage amount goes, you can file a judgement on his credit report. Very simple. That way, in the future, if the resident goes anywhere else to rent and the prospective landlord sees your judgement, they will either refuse to rent to them or require that it be paid first. (which, of course, would be in your favour)
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