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Our lease is up, but we paid the last months rent... what to do?

My wife and I rent a house in Seattle and our 12-month lease ended in February. We're now month to month. The issue is, we paid the last months rent when we signed the lease... then also paid rent the last month of our lease. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Mar 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Legal language needed for wedding contract

How should I word a clause in a contract which states that we will receive a refund on our deposit for a wedding reception venue if that business is sold or goes out of business? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Landlord used city lease form for suburban rental, is he bound by RLTO?

We rented a house in Skokie, and the landlord used an office-supply-store-pre-printed lease form for the city. It included a copy of the Chicago RLTO as part of the form. Understanding that YANML, does this incorporate the requirements of the RLTO into the terms of the lease? If so, he'd be required to submit receipts meet deadlines for the return of the deposit. Or is he only bound by State Law (which for a single-family home, seems to require bupkus). He only returned half of our security deposit. Is it worth fighting for the other half ($600)? If I accept and deposit the $600 he sent, am I hurting my chances of getting the rest? [more inside]
posted by Morydd on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Should I return the call from a landlord who ignored my dispute letters?

Virginia rental dispute II: Disputed their damages bill into a giant vat of nothingness, and months later they want me to call them back. Should I call them or not? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Sep 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Lawyer now or lawyer later?

Virginia-tenant-filter: I moved out, they sent me a big bill with a short deadline. Dispute damages first, lawyer later? Or lawyer now for the dispute? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jul 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Holding Deposit Paid, Apartment No Longer Available

I know that a holding deposit prevents the landlord from renting the unit to anyone else. What does it guarantee in the case that the tenant currently living in the unit decides to stay? (California) [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Jul 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Fun with rental applications

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 - 14 answers

Vacation property wants damage deposit a month before and a month after...?

I am taking a short (weekend) let on a holiday property just outside of London, UK. It's a big house with lots of bedrooms that is used for weddings, hen parties and corporate team-building as well as for family holidays. In addition to 100% payment in full in advance (which I expected), the people letting the property are demanding £1l as a damage deposit one month before I arrive at the property. Their T&Cs state that they will give this back to me one month after I leave the property. [more inside]
posted by skylar on Jan 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Deposits and decreased value

TX landlord filter. Can I charge against a deposit for decreased lifespan of carpet when I'm not actually replacing the carpet yet? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Are we entitled to our security deposit?

How do I get my security deposit back? We bought our first home and moved out of our apartment 6 months in to a 12 month lease and found someone to take over our apartment. [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on Jan 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Deposit for old rental I don't live at.

I moved into a house with some friends in Los Angeles California, we all split the deposit (shared was $700 each), things got weird and I moved out with the person moving into my room agreeing to pay my share of the deposit. That was a year ago and promises of "in the fall" have now gone silent. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Dec 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Landlord unwilling to return cleaning deposit

My former landlord returned substantially less money from the cleaning deposit than expected. Should I bother with small claims court? [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold on Sep 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Subleasing tenant cosmetically damaged my table. How much, if any, of her deposit should I keep?

Subleasing tenant cosmetically damaged my table. How much, if any, of her deposit should I keep? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Sep 3, 2009 - 25 answers

Breaking a lease and keeping the deposit?

Chicago Lease-breaking Filter: Advice for confronting a negligent landlord after the lease has been broken? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Jul 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Is honesty the best policy?

How should I handle a broken window at my apartment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2008 - 17 answers

How to handle a landlord forging evidence in small claims court (VT)?

How to handle a landlord forging evidence in small claims court (VT)? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 13, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me get my meager rental deposit back

My old landlord has not returned my deposit after more than three months and several phone calls and emails. Help. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jan 5, 2008 - 15 answers

He only eats dry-wall when he's bored.

I love my dog, but he loves to eat my walls. I need some direction for fixing some drywall and molding damage with minimal expense. (With pictures) [more inside]
posted by toomuchpete on Aug 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Can my lease deposit come from someone else's account?

I am applying to rent a house this weekend, and my mother has generously offered to loan me the earnest money (deposit) that's required for the application. (We're still paying rent on current place and don't have a spare $1400 at the moment.) Will the realtor/owner/property management place not accept/think it's weird that the deposit check will come from someone besides the two lease signers?
posted by juniper on Mar 30, 2007 - 22 answers

Security deposit vs. wood floors

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 - 15 answers

Roommate predicament, should I pay or not?

Roommate predicament, should I pay or not? [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 on Apr 10, 2006 - 28 answers

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