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Old 03-22-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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Hi,

I recently moved out of my apartment as my lease expired. I left my apartment in a clean condition and also took photographs. I emailed them to my landlord. I also reminded them to review those. But the super wrote a really bad inspection report thereby causing a deduction of 1100. I requested the property manager to review the pictures and also told them the report in incorrect but now they are claiming I took them after the apartment was cleaned. This is ridiculous and illegal. Please provide a way out here.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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Don't your pictures have a time-stamp on them? If your picture was taken on Tuesday and the apartment was cleaned on Thursday it will be hard to prove that they were taken after the apartment was cleaned.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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yes the photographs have date and timestamp.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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well then small claims court and there's your evidence.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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thank you...can anyone share the small claims court experience please like time it takes to resolve? this will be my first time...
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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I hope you get your money back OP but this is exactly why I lived out my last month on the security deposit. I knew my SOB landlord would have done everything possible to keep my security deposit when the last month came around. So I never paid the rent for the final month. By the time it takes them to evict you, you will already be out the door. So I took a chance and it paid off.

I'm not sure this will not work for everyone and it might hinder your ability to rent again but the next time you lease is about to run out and you are not going to renew, try living out the last month on the security deposit. If the landlord is demanding his money tell him you are broke and lost your job and can't come up with it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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thanks... i didn't have that option..i had first month, last month and security deposit paid in advance...
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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thanks... i didn't have that option..i had first month, last month and security deposit paid in advance...
It wasn't an option. I just lived it out and didn't bother giving him the last months rent. He asked for it but he never got it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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It wasn't an option. I just lived it out and didn't bother giving him the last months rent. He asked for it but he never got it.
This is what I hear of most people doing to avoid getting ripped off, especially if they know they kept the apartment in good condition. How often would a landlord pursue getting that "last month's rent" once you've left if they keep the security deposit?
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