Question by M K: Ridiculous charges after moving out of apartment?
Being charged $ 800.00 for new carpet on an 800 sq ft. apartment. Granted it was dirty, but that seems very excessive. They also charged me $ 50 bucks for leaving speakers in a closet. The maintenance guy had the long 20 yard walk to the dumpster with them and they’re charging me $ 50.00. Is there anything I can do to dispute this…these charges seem excessive.
Answer by Othniel
Unless you have a signed walk through form saying the apartment was in good condition or the landlord has not performed according to the landlord tenant law regarding security deposits in your state you are probably looking at $ 850 in legitimate charges.
Always do a walk through when you hand over the keys and get the LL or his agent to sign it as to the condition of the unit. Pictures are also helpful.
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