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Old 03-20-2017, 09:41 PM
 
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MyITguy- I asked them twice previously for touch up paint so that I could do just that over the last 2 yrs and they told me that they don't do that because paint fades over time so they repaint the whole house once the person moves out. During my "pre-move out" inspection I was telling her that our reclining couch marked the wall and she said "Oh don't worry about that, when they touch up the house they will touch that up too." She is the one that would not let me touch up anything. We don't have that many places to touch up.
To be honest she even told me that one lady hired a cleaning service and they still had to release it and to not waste my money. They have it in their minds that their tenants aren't getting their money back.

Spring Hillian- I agree!
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:20 AM
 
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MyITguy- I asked them twice previously for touch up paint so that I could do just that over the last 2 yrs and they told me that they don't do that because paint fades over time so they repaint the whole house once the person moves out. During my "pre-move out" inspection I was telling her that our reclining couch marked the wall and she said "Oh don't worry about that, when they touch up the house they will touch that up too." She is the one that would not let me touch up anything. We don't have that many places to touch up.
To be honest she even told me that one lady hired a cleaning service and they still had to release it and to not waste my money. They have it in their minds that their tenants aren't getting their money back.

Spring Hillian- I agree!
Since you know they are crooks I would say let it go and just leave it broom clean and let them charge you if you can afford it. Seems like they are going to charge you to paint. It really is hard to match a color for touch ups but you can try, or even just paint just that wall that needs touching up. If I were you I would get in the mindset of that money being lost to thieves. I lost a deposit once to a deadbeat. I knew he would steal it and he did. I had moved away 2 hours anyway, plus it would have cost me $200 or more to file and I would never have gotten the money from that deadbeat when I won so I let it go. You can hire your own painters for cheaper because they seem to just want to cheat you and make themselves and their relatives make money from your misfortune. Karma will get them back. Karma already got the deadbeat that stole my deposit. He was arrested for domestic abuse and was evicted.

You should really research the laws, legally they can't charge you whatever they want or for what they are not supposed to charge you for. Thieves who try to steal from people are bullies who don't want people to know what their rights are.

https://browardlandlord.wordpress.co...ble-wear-tear/

Generally, you don't have to repaint your walls unless you changed the paint color while you lived in your apartment, and your lease stipulates that you restore the wall color to its original condition before you leave.

http://www.move.com/rentals/moving-t...ligations.aspx

A few scuff marks that were caused by furniture I would consider normal wear and tear and try to paint match it as close as possible.

I repainted a wall in my kitchen that had scuff marks on the wall due to the kitchen chairs. A few weeks later they were back but not as strong, I'm going to buy chair rail moulding to put in since it's my home to prevent it again.

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Old 03-21-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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Thank you LifeisGood01. I know I'm just going to have to turn and walk away but it just makes me sick because my deposit was $2,300! It just makes me so upset because that is so much money and for the three years that I have lived there like I said we were Model tenants and have taken such good care of this house! But I guess we'll just have to swallow it!
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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MyITguy- I asked them twice previously for touch up paint so that I could do just that over the last 2 yrs and they told me that they don't do that because paint fades over time so they repaint the whole house once the person moves out. During my "pre-move out" inspection I was telling her that our reclining couch marked the wall and she said "Oh don't worry about that, when they touch up the house they will touch that up too." She is the one that would not let me touch up anything. We don't have that many places to touch up.
Do you happen to have this in writing? If this is a standard practice of theirs (To repaint as a person moves out) then the judge will side with you in this instance.

[edit]Additionally, just so we aren't speculating - Have you moved out? If so, how long ago? Have you been provided with an itemized listing of what funds from your deposit they will not be returning?[/edit]
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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This would make me furious as well. If it were me I would fight it, but I know how much effort something like this would take going to court, putting a case together, etc. Especially when you wouldn't really gain anything rather than just not lose anything. Very frustrating. The landlords sound like complete crooks and definitely have some underhanded connections and tactics to steal money.

Maybe threaten court or legal action. If they're truly this shady with their inner-Russian workings, they'll just give the deposit back and not want to get involved with legal matters in order to cover up what other scams they may be trying to pull.
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