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 -
I am a first time city apartment dweller, and don't have a clue on how/when to use my door buzzer. What is okay, what isn't, and yes, I am over thinking this, but it is bugging the hell out of me because I am already overstressed. [more inside]
posted by batikrose
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I have a friend moving to a sketchy part of town (and living without a roommate for the first time). I want to get her some sort of security "thing" as an apartment-warming gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
on Aug 10, 2013 -
Is there a relatively easy, inexpensive way to reinforce my apartment door so that it cannot be kicked in during the day? Something very strong and secure but that is easily removable with minimal damage from the inside so that my security deposit won't go towards replacing the door? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE
on Jul 28, 2013 -
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 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 -
My management company refuses to do anything about the (lackluster) security of my building. What recourse do I have? [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount
on Jul 26, 2011 -
I'm paranoid about security and want to add a strong door lock and interior deadbolt when I move in. What should I expect (or how should I handle) the landlord-relations part of this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 24, 2010 -
What are some of the most comprehensive and useful sources of information and step-by-step procedures for home improvement involving security and resource efficiency? [more inside]
posted by Brandon1600
on Jul 29, 2008 -
I need to find an inexpensive-ish desk with lots of storage, preferably utilizing the space above the desktop. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Apr 24, 2007 -
I live in a sorta gritty urban area in a ground-floor apartment that has semi-burglar-accessible windows that have no bars or gates. (The landlord is a cheap slum-owning pig, no help.) What should I install myself for serious home security that'll still let me enjoy a nice breeze and also peace of mind and body? Alarms? Internal bars? Any fave products? Money is almost no object, but I'd really rather not have to use a hammer drill on the exterior brick. (Question anonymous for ParanoiaFilter because my name is in my profile and also in the phone book with my address, and I'm a terribly sensible gal.)
posted by anonymous
on Jan 21, 2005 -