I rented a house for a year from a landlord. When we moved in everything was sub-standard. I ended up having to paint myself and fixed broken doors, vents, etc. We have pictures proving that the house is now in better condition than when we left. We were waiting for our $1000 deposit back and instead received a bill for $1900. They are just taking money for no reason and most of the charges were conditions that were present when we moved in. What do I do?
State/Country relating to question: Texas
I have called the landlord and her realator but have not received a response.
You can sue the landlord in small claims court for their illegal deductions from the deposit. The landlord can only charge you for damages that you caused.
Practicing Attorney for 10 years
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