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Did you break a fixed term lease or were you month to month?
IF month to month, did you give the landlord a 30 day written notice prior to moving out?
Did you pay all rent due up to March 31st?
What are they trying to charge you for?
Ok, some of those charges seem ridiculous... $400 for smoke alarms that just needed batteries.. $678 "General Maintenance"??? "Irreparable Damages"???
This sounds like a money grab to me and your recourse here is to sue the landlord on small claims court under a breach of contract action and force them to come to court and prove that what they withheld and charged was legitimate..
This is what the law says:
TX Property Code
Sec. 92.109. LIABILITY OF LANDLORD.
So since the landlord is well over that 30 day limit, you can sue them for 3X the deposit and they lose the right to keep any of your deposit at all or hold you liable for anything...even legitimate things..
The landlord has made a very costly mistake here..
The day keys were returned to them.
No, it is the postmark that matters here under a legal doctrine called the "mailbox rule". So it only matters when you turned in keys and when it was mailed...
Darn, I thought you had a slam dunk here.. But you can still sue them for those ridiculous charges and force them to prove they are legit. The judge can still award damages 3x of any amount that is unlawfully withheld..