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Old 06-11-2013, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by koab1mjr View Post
Anyone have any tips?

Thanks in advance
Landlord/Tenant Handout

If your landlord fails to timely refund your security deposit or if you feel that the deductions from the deposit were unwarranted or excessive, you should seek legal advice. Landlords can charge more for damages, cleaning and unpaid rent/bills than is covered by the security deposit you paid. In other words, you could still end up owing the landlord money even thought the Landlord retained your full deposit.

Basically -- the law isn't clear on the matter of excessive charges for repairs. You have to lawyer up if you want to dispute the amount of the landlord's repair charges.

The smart thing to do would've been to repair it yourself before the landlord had the opportunity to assess the damage.. but it looks like that ship has sailed.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:16 AM
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Fix it yourself at the price you like. EZ!
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