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Is it OK for a landlord to demand an additional deposit for moving?

[NYC Renting] YANML: New management company/owner is demanding a special "move out" deposit that wasn't there when I moved in. There are very little details why this deposit is necessary and what criteria they use to decide whether or not to keep it. Is this right? [more inside]
posted by teabag on Aug 7, 2013 - 22 answers

What are the best of the poor substitutes for a security deposit?

What recourse do I have regarding a tenant refusing to pay the last month's rent and possibly damaging the apartment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2013 - 16 answers

This Is Why I Should Do Things In Writing

Dear Mefi Internet Jury: Am I right to withhold a roommate's security deposit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2013 - 20 answers

Making Sure I Get the Security Deposit Back

Just moved into a new apartment. YAY! The apartment is in terrible shape. Boo. Our move-in condition form has the following clause, "I understand that the management company has also performed an inspection of the property, including digital photographs of all areas, and said report will prevail in any instances of conflicts." They will not show me their inspection report. How do I ensure that theirs doesn't say that everything is fine, and we get dinged for a whole ton of stuff that's already bad. Jurisdiction: Chicago. [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Apr 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Do we need to repaint to get our deposit back?

We're moving out of our San Francisco apartment after 6.5 years. We painted one wall orange. After mentioning to a few people that we were bummed that we wouldn't have time to repaint it and thus would get a ding to our security deposit, they all said that after a certain amount of time, we weren't responsible for repainting. What are the laws on this? Checked the San Francisco Tenants Union and Housing Rights Committee sites, but didn't see any info. Would one or the other be better to call, or can anyone point us to the information?
posted by jaybeans on Nov 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Misadventures in Renting

Security deposit ripped off by roommate [more inside]
posted by marakesh on May 24, 2011 - 9 answers

When should a potential landlord cash a deposit check?

We gave a check (for a security deposit) to a potential landlord to hold our spot in line. The landlord wasn't going to cash the check until she approved us for the house. We got the house (pending a signed lease agreement). When should the landlord cash the deposit check? [more inside]
posted by jz on Apr 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Either he spontaneously combusted or has become allergic to money.

I have my former roommate's security deposit. I don't know his new address. How do I get him the money slash how long do I have to keep trying to contact him before I'm allowed to give up and keep it for myself? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 20, 2010 - 35 answers

Trash day came early.

Landlord threw out my things before my lease was up - do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by thisisnotkatrina on Aug 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me handle my finances during my last month in apartment

Can I persuade my landlord to let me use my security deposit for my last month's rent? If not, what's my next best option? ( I'm dealing with paying my credit card bills too.) [more inside]
posted by lblair on Aug 3, 2009 - 14 answers

How can I *officially* get dibs on this NYC room share?

Getting an room in NYC question...with a twist. [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jun 22, 2008 - 6 answers

The landlord wants to give our money back

My management company is giving back everyone's security deposits. Tomorrow. Should we accept? [more inside]
posted by limeswirltart on May 16, 2008 - 16 answers

Should I take my landlord to court?

Landlord took 60 days to return security deposit (the max is 45 days), there has been no interest added to it, and she's taken a healthy chunk of money out for "repairs." This is in Chicago. Should I take her to court? [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Oct 31, 2007 - 22 answers

Could going to court over my security deposit hurt my credit?

Security Deposit Dispute: Will going to court hurt my credit? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Oct 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Limited liability?

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 - 17 answers

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