I'm in NY.
My landlady has now fabricated almost $2000 worth of charges in damages and refuses to return my security deposit. My understanding of NY state law states that she has to provide me with copies of receipts for the actual repair work that was done. She will not be able to do this b/c there were NO damages. She refused to do a walk through with me after I notified her of exactly when I would be out of there. Then the day after I move out, she does a "walk through" and finds all this damage and a filthy apartment. I have witnesses and pictures we took to say otherwise.
I have also since found out that this is an illlegal apartment, and that she has pulled this same scam on the previous 2 tenants. I want her to know I am not fooling around. Refund my deposit or see me in court.
What can I do? Where do I go to find the NY state statutes on this issue? I've looked online but can't find the exact verbage. Any help is appreciated.