José M. spanish attorney
Your landlord has one month to give you your deposit And he must do it even if he wants to sue you. The posibility to get to win his demand in court will be on the things that he could probe
If he could probe that the things were there and right when you get in, and they are broken now he could win
But the person who has to probe the facts is him, not you
In adittion, you could advise him to denounce to the instituto de la vivienda of the comunidad autónoma where you are
You could denounce him, And if he has not declare taxes or he denie your deposit without to put a demand in court he willl get a 600 euros fine
In most cases landlors try to take advantages of foreign people because they think you are not going to defend you. Probe hii that in your case he is wrong and do not be afraid of his demands and advice him that you are thinking top denounce the facts in spanish tax office, in the instituto de la vivienda or even in court
I am sure he will give your deposit back before get into troubles with you
I will be here if you neeed more help or whatever you need
I see, the thing is whilst I was in the appartment, he never visited, he also does not live here. So I actually handed the keys to the estate agent, and was not present while he checked the appartment, so this means all the things that he says are broken are his word against mine. And that is what I am not sure of.
Also he claims that there was an active telephone line in the house, which i never used and was not aware was there, and he is trying to bill me for the cost of this. How does this stand??
Well, his word is nothing in court, he will have to demostrate to the judge that the things were there and perfect
If he has not a document signed by you with the pictures of the things and your agree that they were perfect, he has really nothing
About the phone its not a matter of you, its his contract and you have nothing to deal with
I think the landlord is very confused or very clever and he is triying to gat advantage of you
Do not let him to do so
Ok thats helpful, I am due to see his lawer tomorrow, and I think he is trying to keep it out of court as he wishes me to pay for what I can. I will state that I do not agree to the bills and see what the lawer wants to do, I think this is more of a threat, to see if he can get anything.
I think he is he is threatening to lawyers, is a bluff, he try to scare you
Do not let him to go in this way further
Yes I agree, Ok thankyou for your help.
If he has no way to probe how the propiety was and you never signed a picture of how it was he has nothing at all
Yes I agree.
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I will be here if needed later on
Thank you and have a good day
I will do, you have been very helpful. Thank you.
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