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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cbzdel, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I moved out of my apartment last month, I broke my lease 6 months early and and had to pay thousands in early termination fees. But I held up my end of the lease and paid up. Today I called and asked the landlord about the deposit as I gave my keys on May 30th and have heard nothing since then.

    They told me that their computer system crashed a few days ago so they are behind on everything and it may take another week or so..

    Its no big deal to me BUT just out of curiosity I googled WA Rental Deposit Laws and I came across this website which appears quite legitimate.

    http://www.wsba.org/media/publications/pamphlets/landlord-tenant.htm

    Reading though I found this section in reguards to deposites:
    Today is business day 15 (not including the holiday). I know I had several hundred in cleaning fees and other possible fees for touch up paint from pictures nails and such.

    What would you do, save yourself hundreds in cleaning fees and fight them (if the above is law true) or be a softy and cut them a break because their computers are broken?
     
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Hold them to it.

    Start calculating interest on it. Certified letter saying date has come and gone, interest of xx% has been building since.. Day/Month/Year

    Put them in a sweat....

    Law is law. I hate rental companies. When its' an individual sure but the company... piss on em.
     
  3. Kanewpadle

    Kanewpadle Washington Member

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    Call them back and explain the law to them. See what happens.
     
  4. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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  5. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    They held you to the contract, and it cost you thou$and$. You are at least entitled to hold them to the law. It will only co$t them hundred$