My apartment building was sold in the past 6 months. The new owners have been completely gutting and renovating units as people have moved out; the work is going on for months. I'm planning to move out at the end of the month and wondering how much I need to worry about cleaning or repairing any minor damage if they're just going to do the same thing to my unit.
Additionally, if they do charge me for any damages do I have any recourse to argue that they shouldn't have because they weren't preserving whatever it was any way?
Obviously not expecting any binding legal advice on this, more curious if anyone has had similar experiences or any pointers to share.
posted by chriswarren
on May 16, 2014 -
Moving out of my apartment and I have a few questions on how to handle the last month of rent and the security deposit. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater
on May 21, 2012 -
I'm apartment hunting in British Columbia. When a landlord asks me to fill out a rental application, but doesn't ask for a deposit right away, how binding should I consider the application? [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote
on Apr 4, 2012 -
I live in the state of pennsylvania in montgomery county.I rented apartment from craigslist on a verbal monthly lease with $650 security deposit. After 8 months I gave the landlord moving out notice of 30 days to find a new tenant. its been almost 11 months and she has not given me $300 of the initial security deposit back.
I cleaned the house and she had no issues.
Is there any way i can get the money back. I have tried to contact the person multiple times through email and phone but no reply.
posted by radsqd
on Jan 12, 2012 -
SecurityDepositFilter: I think I'm being screwed in Virginia. The situation is complicating by many factors, but mainly by the unwillingness for either the landlord or primary tenant to communicate with me. I was a subtenant with no written lease but a legitimate verbal agreement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting my deposit back from a Berlin, Germany, apartment rental agency. [more inside]
posted by rustcellar
on Sep 9, 2011 -
Does my landlord - who told me I'd have to leave in the next few months - have to send me a letter asking me to vacate my apartment for me to avoid paying a penalty for giving them only 2 weeks notice? [more inside]
posted by pantufla
on Jun 16, 2010 -
When I signed the lease on my apartment, I put down first month's rent, last month's rent, and security deposit. Now the building has changed hands, I'm moving out, and my brand-new landlord is telling me I need to pay last month's rent again and she'll refund it later, along with the security deposit. Does she have any right to require me to do this? New York is the state. [more inside]
posted by ourobouros
on Jun 29, 2009 -
Ontario property management firm charging "service fees" just to apply for an apartment rental? This has got to be illegal. [more inside]
posted by anthill
on Nov 7, 2007 -
mold? I just leased an apartment and then found standing water, a leak, and what looks like a lot of mold. I want out. Property manager obviously doesn't want to let me out without lots of money. [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz
on Jun 21, 2007 -
I'm moving out of my San Francisco apartment, after renting it for almost 4 years. My wood floors have taken a beating. Any ideas what I can do to make them look their very best for my final inspection? Is there a definition of normal wear and tear? [more inside]
posted by juliplease
on Mar 8, 2007 -
Have you done a short-term sublet (or housing swap)? If you were the renter: how did you evaluate applicants, and how did you help your subletter feel at home? If you were the subletter: what worked, and what do you wish the renter had done for you or told you? I'll be subletting my apartment in NYC but I'd love to hear from people in all areas & situations.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Recently I applied for an apartment and put down a $600 deposit. I was told $450 of the deposit was refundable. I didn't take the apartment, and they took all my money. [more inside]
posted by MonkNoiz
on Jun 16, 2006 -
ApartmentFilter: Is it financially safe to not clean up impeccably when moving out of an apartment, or will a landlord normally go after you for money over and above the security deposit, if they think enough work was involved? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Jan 26, 2006 -