My question involves a security deposit in the State of: Texas
Upon moving out of my apartment, only a partial deposit was turned ($485 out of $600). The list explaining the charges say
"interior cleaning, baseboards, blinds, window sills, wipe down walls, clean out kitchen, cabinets, stove, refrigerator, bathroom, etc. $115"
I asked for a more detailed description of the breakdown and all I've gotten back so far is
"The items listed were dirty. There is not a detailed break down of what it cost to clean each item. The cost was $115.00."
My questions are:
1. Does the above constitute a satisfactory "itemized list of all deductions"?
2. Does "being dirty" go past the non-chargeable "normal wear and tear"?
If no to both, should I press for a better list and better description? If they refuse to give it to me, what's the best course of action? Small claims court? Should I threaten this to try to get the list and description?
Also, I gave written notice of my departure and returned the keys on July 21, but the deposit was returned on August 26. I don't know if passing the 30 day limit affects anything here.
Thanks for the help.