Is it legal for a rental community to sue you for cleanup and minor repairs after you already?
forfeited a security deposit. I moved out cleaned as well as gave them notice one month prior to the lease renewal. I lived there two years and
they were at best anal about every little thing. They demanded once that I paint my car and hounded me about it until I bought another one so I was expecting them to take the deposit for two very small cigarette burns on the carpet but now I am fearful that these predatory landlords who are asking for an additional three hundred dollars and put this on my credit report if I don’t pay it. can they do this?
Yes I forfieted the deposit because the two small burns were mine and my fault and I assumed that would cover it. Other than that there were no major damages whatsoever. Absolutely nothing else that’s why I am taken aback. The carpet itself is cleaned by them every year. And I noticed when new tenants move in they have a maintenece person that repaints the walls and lays new carpet anyway.
My point is I am not trying to get the security deposit back shouldn’t that have covered the two burns on the carpet instead of an additional $ 350.00 for damages that small.