My question involves a security deposit in the State of: California
Long story short, Sec Dep Accounting rec'd within the required 21 days but did not have the required receipts, invoices etc. All that was provided was a hand written reciept with all the charges on it. Claimed damages $2400.
I have tried to assist my son, who rented the apartment, in eliminating the illegal charges so that he learns he needs to pay for what he's done and also that he needs to advocate for his rights. A letter to the mgmt co/owner denied. A call with an offer to mediate denied. That leaves nothing but small claims court right?
If we go to court on this, will the charges automatically be dismissed because they did not provide reciepts or is it dependent upon the mood of the judge?
I would like to be able to show the owner in writing that small claims with rule against him because there were no reciepts but all I can find is that he's supposed to...not what happens if he doesn't....
Here's hoping the judge will rule in my son's favor....