My question involves a security deposit in the State of: Pa
Hi I have a question about a tenant that moved out . My tenant was there 2.5 years with out much trouble except late rent . My tenant informed me on Nov 14 , when paying his Nov rent that was due on the first that he was moving out by the end of the month . Much to my surprise because we had a verbal agreement that he not move during the winter months. Well that's where the problems began. He was not out by the end of Nov but instead moved out Dec 4 . He left me with his unpaid water and sewage bills that i paid , as well as a ton of trash , plus he painted a room purple . He was told that he could paint only approved neutral colors. The down stairs carpeting also had to be cleaned as he left them a mess. I sent him a letter 2 weeks after he was out explaining why i did not return his deposit . He had the nerve to call me angry and leave a nasty message on my voicemail. I am confused here is a break down
500.00 security deposit . Rent is 495.00 and i feel he owes me some for the month of December , plus 94.00 for unpaid utilities , 65.00 for late rent , 100.00 for carpet cleaning , 75.00 for paint supplies and 50.00 to haul away his trash. 25.00 to replace a broken light fixture. He also was required to give me 30 days notice not 15. I sent a letter explaining all this . Now I have a feeling it's gonna end up in court. Should i return a deposit i don't feel they deserve to get back? I was willing to just cut my losses and leave it at that . Now I'm just confused.