Category: Security Deposits
II sent over a demand letter asking for my deposit to be mailed by a certain date, and just yesterday I received an email from the landlord stating that he’s bankrupt.
Check to see if she has already rented the unit. If she has and she is still trying to take your security deposit she will be unjustly enriched (more cool legalese.)
The landlord refused to return my deposit on the many occasions that I demanded it, with no explanation. I have even attempted to contact the main management company with no luck.
Is it true that 71% of all tenants have been ripped off in some amount by their landlords? It is clear from my experience, and other news accounts, that landlords steal tenants’ security deposits.
The law provides that you should be able to get your deposit back if you leave the unit in the same condition as you found it, absent reasonable wear and tear.