My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Rent deposit
Hi, I have issue getting deposit back from my last roommate over deposit.
She's the lease holder and I directly rented a room from her apt
since September. At first I was planned to stay longer but I had
to find new apartment where rent was 1/3 of what I paid for this room.
There never was any contract her and i filled together of this rent.
The problem is after i moved out, I asked her to give my deposit
with money we've collected together to buy common living items
such as toilet paper, and she said she'll have to take some money
out because I'm moving out too early. She said she usually charges
more for roommates who stays in shorter period so she'll have to
take the difference.
She never informed me about this so I asked her, I was never informed
about more money would've been charged if I stayed shorter
and just because she now tell me about her 'policy' I can't agree with
it and I want my full deposit back.
now she's mad at me for what I asked her for and she said she's not
even going to negotiate with me on how much she'll take the money
away from my deposit, and decide on her own on how much she'll
give back. She even mentioned how her friends told her in this kind
of case, there was people didn't return any money back. I'm worried
about that she even decide to not give my full deposit back.
I think I have right to have 100% of my deposit back because
I was never informed about difference in rental according to
period I rent. She said she told me rent will be x amount if I stay for long term
but she didn't made it clear what 'long term' is in time period.
Do I have right to have all my deposit back?
Again, there isn't any contract about how rent goes and she
promised to give deposit back so I want to know if I can make any
action over what she's doing..
+ I live in New york, NY