I had a 1 yr lease and asked to get out of the lease early. Landlord agreed to let me out of my 1 yr lease if it gets rented out. He used his Real Estate
Agent to get it rented out and did not give me the opportunity to use my own agent. I have rented a place and lived in there for 5mos. I have kept the place in an imaculate condition. The exit walk with my landlord indicated that there were minor scratches, scuff marks on the walls, a mark on the carpet, 1 small hole on the wall made by the movers, and the house needed to be cleaned. He also charged me $1700 for real estate commission to get it rerented. The landlord charged me a total of $2800 to fix up the place and agent commission to get it rerented and deducted it from my $3500 deposit.
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Customer: He did not provide to me the itemized cost of repairs within the 21days. He just emailed to me the list when the work was completed. I did not get a chance to get my own people to get it fixed up at a reasonable costs.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Aliso Viejo, Ca
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: No not yet. I want to see what my options are before I take him out to court- maybe small claims court?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?