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My girlfriend and I moved into an apartment on December 28, 2017 and moved out March 31, 2018 as to transfer to a bigger apartment. While waiting for the return of the security deposit from the past apt, the Leasing Manager calls and emails me saying there is a balance the from the prior apt. According to the Leasing Manager, it is standard that property charge a cleaning fee, repaints, and has a carpet cleaning regardless of the state of the apt. The property does it every time a resident moves. Additionally, we were charged rent for April 1st & 2nd because we could not turn the keys in until Monday morning (April 2nd) due to no one being in the office (Easter Holiday). As you are reading this, it is of course safe to assume that we would like a legal opinion on the matter. This is especially so as we live in another apt on the property and really prefer not to deal with this again when we have a departure from the new apt. … read more
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Can I be charged for smoking damages by my landlord when
Can I be charged for smoking damages by my landlord when their are no restrictions in my lease … read more
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The landlord is charging us for the replacement of carpeting
The landlord is charging us for the replacement of carpeting due to damage from our dog urinating on it. We have lived in this apt. for 3 yrs. and paid an extra $25.00/month for having a dog. Are we f… read more
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Do you have someone who I can talk to about a tenant issue?
Do you have someone who I can talk to about a tenant issue? … read more
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LegalGems
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I am having issues with my old landlord. I lost my job in
I am having issues with my old landlord. I lost my job in July and could no longer afford to live there. I called him as soon as I found out and he said that he was going to work with me because I hav… read more
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Ileased an apt .i gave my 30 day notice of my moving .my
Ileased an apt for 1year.i gave my 30 day notice of my moving .my lease would be up on March 10th .iwas moved out by the6th and had carpets professionally cleaned. Cleaned the apt from top to bottom b… read more
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I have lived in an apartment building years. I am 75 yrs old
I have lived in an apartment building for six years. I am 75 yrs old living alone with no pets Or small children. Many of my neighbors have been moving out and being charged very high move out fees. T… read more
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Where would I find the laws regarding normal wear and tear
where would I find the laws regarding normal wear and tear in an apartment. what is a landlords responsibility vs a tenants responsibility thank you… read more
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Dear Lawyer, This is Uma from NC. I just need a help on
Dear Lawyer, This is Uma from NC. I just need a help on counseling regarding my recent move out from a townhouse (after lease ends)where I lived for around 3 yrs till end of June 2015. My landlord has… read more
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iN Las Vegas how often does a land lord need to repaint, and
iN Las Vegas how often does a land lord need to repaint, and clean my carpets? I have lived here 2 1/2 yrs… read more
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We have moved out. We hired a cleaning team and had the carpets
We have moved out. We hired a cleaning team and had the carpets cleaned as stated in our lease. Landlord recleaned the carpets (we left a copy of the invoice) and charged us to clean the house again. … read more
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Is there a law in NJ regarding when a landlord can remove the
Is there a law in NJ regarding when a landlord can remove the money from the escrow account holding the security deposit? I have a landlord who withdrew the money on 4/29 when I wasn't due to vacate t… read more
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My son and 3 roommates recently vacated an apartment they had
My son and 3 roommates recently vacated an apartment they had leased for 6 months. The landlord has sent them to collections for $1600 to cover painting, lightbulbs and carpet replacement. The carpet … read more
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My land lord is charging me for painting the walls for marks
My land lord is charging me for painting the walls for marks and fingerprints stating it is not considered normal wear and tear. Can he do this?… read more
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Dispute: My landlord is overcharging me for repairs to an apartment
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We just moved out of an apt complex and the place was
We just moved out of an apt complex and the place was cleaner when we left than when we moved in. They sent us bill for 500.00 sting there was damage to the tub (paint peeling off) and the wall where … read more
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I have a tenant that just moved out. Upon walk-thru I counted
I have a tenant that just moved out. Upon walk-thru I counted 144 nail holes in the walls, 85 of them were patched badly and will all need either repatching and/or sanding before I have have it painte… read more
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my tenant gave me 2 days notice that he was moving out. the
my tenant gave me 2 days notice that he was moving out. the location is Staten Island, NY. I did not return his security. He has now filed a claim against for $700.00 in Small Claims Court. Where can … read more
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