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LL withholds 1/2 depost for 5 day agreed upon overstay.

Postby LLareScum » Tue Jan 14, 2003 4:24 pm

The management office and i agreed to the 5th of Jan. as move out day, with them to bill me for the extra days (lease terminated Dec. 31st). A few days later they returned only half my deposit, citing my overstay as the reason they could not rent the apartment to a new tenant by the 1st of Jan. This, obviously, is a crock. Should I just take him to court and can I win?

UPDATE - I just got a check for the difference in the mail, all i had to do was write the owner a nice affable letter asking for it. Maybe they aren't all so bad after all

<small>[ January 17, 2003, 05:44 PM: Message edited by: Sean ]</small>
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Re: LL withholds 1/2 depost for 5 day agreed upon overstay.

Postby Phil Cohen » Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:02 pm

What is the basis of keeping half the security deposit?
In any event, whether you win or not depends on whether you can prove the agreement existed. Certainly worth a try--that is what Small Claims is for.
Keep in mind that I am a tenant. Not a lawyer!!!!!
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