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Just moved out of a rental and landlord is price gouging us

just moved out of a rental and landlord is price gouging us on the security deposit to get as much money as he can possibly get, I know he is legally allowed to charge up to 3x the amount of deposit which is exactly what he did, he took deposit and itemized everything to add up to 3x the depositJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: tx part of it is $1500 to mow the lawn trim bushes and pick up leaves?? we used his personal lawn keeper who would only charge us $75 to do all of that, is this legal he also charged us $2500 to repaint the entire inside of house floor to ceiling is what it says in his addendumJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: he is basicall charging us to repaint and carpet the house so he can get it ready for next people, but normal wear and tear should not countJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no paperwork has been filed, that is all

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If my furnace burned up and fumegated and damaged my clothes

If my furnace burned up and fumegated and damaged my clothes and fabrics, aren't they responsible for the damages as opposed to any renter's insurance.

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We are tenants having lived in a California single family

We are tenants having lived in a California single family home for 7 years. Our refrigerator leaked water on the wood floor (12" inch peel and stick parquet tiles) in the kitchen and caused a 2 foot by 3 foot area to warp. The floor is 11 years old and according to the IRS has a depreciation schedule of 27.5 years. The total area of the kitchen floor is about 11 feet by 13 feet total. The landlord replaced the wood floor with linoleum for $850.00 total parts and labor.The landlord is now demanding us to pay 100% of this bill at one time or he will raise our rent.Three questions:1. Can the landlord demand 100% of the replacement cost ($850) for the whole floor?2. Can the landlord demand full payment all at once and to be included in the next rent check.3. Is it legal to use the threat of raising the rent if we cannot pay in one lump sum?

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We need help sorting out what our rights/responsibilities

We need help sorting out what our rights/responsibilities are for the apartment we just moved out of. We received a letter from Autumn Creek Apartments Amherst NY saying they found bedbugs in the apartment. We had a corporate apt that came with furniture. On the final walk through everything was OK and I signed off (no repairs/cleaning needed). We received a letter saying we owe $5853 for cleaning/ furniture disposal and 2 months lost rent and have 10 days to respond/pay or we will have a 50% penalty and 9% interest. We requested bills and documentation of bedbugs but nothing has been received. The furniture policy was not received until after we moved out of the apartment and did not know it existed when we signed the lease. The security deposit was $600. We moved out on August 10th 2016 after we gave 60 day notice (new house clause) and paid an early termination fee of $2298-so we were paid through August 31st.We received an email a week or so after we moved out saying that the furniture company found bed bugs. We asked for documentation that the apartment and furnishings were tested prior to us moving in and documentation that the bed bugs were not from another apartment but have not seen these reports. The property manager indicated that the adjacent apartments did not show 'live' bed bugs (I do not know if that means there were dead bed bugs or no bugs). The neighbor below us moved out 3 months ago. We did document when we moved in during our move-in inspection that the dressers in the masterbedroom and the second bedroom were dirty (things left in and under drawers and dirt). We did not have any evidence of bedbug bites when we were living in the apartment.What is the best course of action?

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I have a home that appraised at nearly 400,000 several years

I have a home that appraised at nearly 400,000 several years ago. It was going to be my nest egg. My 1+ acres is in the Poconos where 3 huge water parks have been developed within 10 miles of my home and a 4th has been proposed. Since then the pond and stream directly in front of my home in plain view from the road is completely dry. Is there anything I can do about the depreciating value of my home due to these parks draining our water supply?

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I received and final bill and the apartment complex is

I received and final bill and the apartment complex is charging me for replacing the carpet even when it wasn't new when I moved in. They did not do a final walk through. I lived there for 4 years and the last time the carpet was replaced was a whole year prior. Would I be responsible for replacing the carpet?

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Loren

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Whether it be from an apartment eviction or a foreclosure

Whether it be from an apartment eviction or a foreclosure eviction. Can your property be thrown either in the street or taken to the dump on the day of the eviction? Do you have a period of time to retrieve your property? Or is it placed in some type of storage for a set period before thrown away or auctioned?

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Loren: tenant vacating end of month. issue is what can i

for attorney Loren:tenant vacating end of month. issue is what can i deduct from deposit. i.e. late fees? disputing their requirement to return with pest treatment etc. carpet damage but life span of carpet nearly out.

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Loren

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When we rented a home it had a fridge that we did not need.

When we rented a home it had a fridge that we did not need. The LL gave us verbal permission to use our fridge instead of his. When we removed it he asked us to leave it out front and he would come by an pick it up as he lives 4 door down. I had to leave and asked my daughter to watch the fridge out front and informed her Marty would be picking it up. I also notified Marty via text that the fridge was out front to which he replied he would be right there. As it happens someone else came by and started grabbing the fridge. My daughter approached the man and asked him if he was Marty, to which he replied yes. she then said ok and went back inside. 4 hours later when Marty actually came by he asked about the fridge. My daughter gave him a description of the person the took it and he replied that he thinks he knows who it was. This was three years ago. My lease ended 1 year ago and I have been on a month to month lease since. I heard nothing about this fridge until today as tomorrow is my last day in the house. Am i obligated to replace the fridge when nothing has been said about it for 3 years and nothing mentioning appliances is mentioned in the original lease?JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: MissouriJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No just found out about this an hour agoJA: Is there anything else the Real Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: No have been great lessee, never late on payment and have personally made 10K worth of improvements to the property at my own expense.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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