My question involves a security deposit in the State of: California
Hi all, I will try and be concise but if I leave out anything important please let me know.
After many months of problems with our landlord we were advised by an attorney and the city home inspector to move out of the home we were renting. The rent was paid up to the time we moved out.
If I am understanding the civil code correctly the landlord should have already notified of us of our right to a final walk through which they have not done. We have notified them several times, both over the phone via a third party and through written registered letter that we are requesting a walk through. The only response we have received is a voice mail saying they will not be returning the deposit. They are also refusing to provide us with a list of damages or reasons for not returning the deposit.
If they do not return the deposit we intend to take them to court. I want to avoid a situation where they say they offered the walk through and we denied it which is what I suspect they will do. What steps can we take to avoid that?
My other question is it is now nearing the 21 day mark, are we required by law to notify them that they have less than a week to schedule a walk through or we will be asking for the deposit plus 2 times damage?