I plan on doing that today, via e-mail and registered mail.
Question, they have not sent receipts after 22 days now - as that's a violation am I entitled to the entire deposit ?
Here's the other issues:
> $1000 for wood floor scratches from furniture (all furniture had pads under it, the flooring was a soft walnut, and was significantly sun faded - I'm pretty sure they used my money to refinish them - home is 13 years old and I lived in it the last 2)
> charged me $350 for a bottom viking oven not baking - to me that is not damage, and is normal wear and tear. Tenant turns oven on, tenant turns oven off. If it breaks, landlord needs to be responsible.
> $800 to touch up paint. I had agreed to touchup nail holes as they had done before I moved in. This seems excessive - we stayed 25 months and the CA tenant web site recommends tenants not be held responsible for any painting after 24 months
> $720 for house cleaning - excessive again as I had it cleaned every two weeks and had the oven cleaned.
> $190 for a outdoor garage remote panel - the battery was corroded and it stopped working. Again, the is something breaking and not damage - they need to be responsible.
> a piece of stone "fell" off the outside bar surround due to being saturated with moisture - again, not damaged in any way, just broke
May biggest concern, and I know these people, is that they are taking my money and using it for improvements and not actually "fixing" anything. He's a general contractor so doubt highly, even if he hired people, he'd be able to provide receipts for this amount.