My lease ends this end of July and I have given a 60 day notice.
Coincidentally my landlord comes into my apartment a few days later threatening me that I will be liable for all the damages that has been done to the apartment. Especially the carpet with stains.
There are stains that are considered to be wear and tear, but no excessive damage. And the apartment condition has not been changed since I moved in except the wear and tear of my 10 month residencey.
However the apartment had leaking problems and numerous other problems that lead to one another which possibely damaged the apartment (I have given notice to the landlord about the damages and have records at the Philadelphia license and inspection of the damages that has been caused by poor maintainence with pictures).
My landlord did not even blink an eye and told me that the contract (leasing agreement) states that I have to shampoo the carpet when I move out. Therefore it doesn't matter if the leaky ceiling damaged the carpet, I will be charged for a new carpet to be installed through my security deposit. Did I mention the condition of the carpet when I moved in was atleast a few years old??
Also my contract (leasing agreement) states that I can only move out monday through friday at 8am to 4pm or I will be charged for $200 penalty for each day until I move out. Can my landlord do that????? I am sure she purposely does not want to give the security deposit back since tenants like myself are leaving the apartment. A lot of unhappy tenants with lawyers are leaving the apartment.
Do I have to shampoo my carpet when I move out?
And do I have to move out only during the times Monday through Friday between 8am to 4pm?? Most people work during those hours including myself!
Or should I just get a lawyer?
Your help or advice will be greatly appreciated!! I am stressing here!