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I rented a apartment in Mucich for a weekend 1 month ago and

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I rented a apartment in Mucich for a weekend 1 month ago and have been having difficulty getting my 500 EUR security deposit refunded. Is there anything I can do to pressure the landlord to return the deposit? Can I register a complaint with a local agency or the police?

a.merkel :

Dear Customer,

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Is there an agreement when the deposit will be paid back?

a.merkel :

The landlord brought something, why he does not want to pay?

a.merkel :

is there no agreement and no rationale for why there is no refund, so first you must set a time limit for the refund.

Customer:

The agreement just requires the security deposit but doesn't mention when it would eb reapid. There has been no mention of any issues/damages and we left the apartment in teh same condition as we found it. I found teh aprtment through VRBO.com (a rental website that links renters and landlords for vacations). I have never had a similar problem.

Customer:

Should I just givethem a deadline - even though I have already paid teh security deposit.

a.merkel :

Yes, as I wrote before. The deadline is very important.

a.merkel :

Does he pass this deadline without paying he is in default in german Verzug.

Customer:

OK I will try - is there any period of time in which they must return the deposit - they already have my $

a.merkel :

That means, after that point he has to pay your compensation, like interest, cost of enforcement etc.

a.merkel :

There is not a clear time in the law. The law states, as soon as possible.

Customer:

ok thank you

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