I rented from a coworker who owned the Condo but him and his son were listed as landlords on the contract.
Before I moved out, the carpets were steam cleaned and everything washable was scrubbed from ceiling to floor. There was only normal wear and tear on the carpets. The walls only had a few nail holes where pictures were hung and the paint was a reasonable wear and tear from living there for 1 yr and a half. No stains, no holes bigger than picture nail holes. The windows were cleaned from the inside. Because it was 2nd Fl living, I could not clean the outside and there were screens. One of the window had a crack made from what appeared like a rock hit it. But it was obvious that it was from the outside (2nd Fl window).
The back door was also crummy and had gotten stuck on me since day one, It would never slide open unless pushed forcibly.
The lease was due on the the 15th and the rent payment was mailed on the 13th each month. After the first months, I was told that my rent didnt make it by the 15th and was going to be charged $50. However when I wrote a letter to demand other payment options and even offered to physically drop it off at the landlords house or western union it, the landlord (father – my coworker) verbally said it was okay to be mailed postmarked by the 15th and no late fee was necessary to be paid – at all.
The garage has flourenscent lights that his HOA removed when they installed electronic garage doors. (I’m being charged as well)
Turns out, his anal son is now sending us a bill holding our $1300 deposit, saying it is for charges for washing ALL windows, inside and out, the broken-from-the-outside window, filling holes, and repainting the entire house, Charges for a “stripped” back door, charges for 14 out of 18 months worth of late fees ($50/month)
Now I supposedly owe them $1200 additional to them keeping my deposit. I am so angry and feel so taken advantage of. I cant afford an attorney. I have pictures I took of the place when I left to show how good of a condition it was in. I cant find all of my rent stubbs. My landlord was suppose to do a final walkthrough but kept saying to wait for his son the be availiable so I finally returned the keys at work to him to not have my deposit charged for extra days.. so we neer did a final walk through,.
I know this is like a book I just wrote, but I wanted to give accurate details… SOMEONE PULEEEAASE HELP ME WITH ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO.!!!