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I have lived in a condo in FL for 7 years. We gave a verbal
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We were renting a home in Grand Rapids, MI. We had a $4,500.00 deposit on the house. Before we vacated the house we changed the carpet in the basement (there was one coffee stain - the carpet cost us … read more
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