My landlord held back $100 from my deposit claiming $25 check return fee since the first check got lost in the mail (don't believe they even sent it) and didn't give me a reason for the difference
Moreover, I realized that I never got a cent off the interest in the security deposit escrow. However, looking a the statement, I see a 'Fee to Master Dr' every month for about $1 and then similar interest so really nothing accrued. Does anybody know what that fee sounds like? I guess I cannot claim anything for this
To add, in any case, I want to go to small cause court for this - not for the money but by principal. This particular landlord has a history of doing this
Originally posted by @Sam Dal :
This particular landlord has a history of doing this
than in the first place, why do you have anny business with this landlord?
a dog that bit once cant be trusted allso.
I was renting an apt for 13 yrs - couldn't just leave a good building knowing that his security deposit practices are shady but kept all documentation to fight it knowing this day will come
So the landlord held back $25.00 because you say you never received the first check and he had to put a stop payment on it? Unless that happens with every tenant I don't see what is wrong. I would not leave two checks out there to return a security deposit. The tenant could cash them both. Regarding the interest vs fee I think what he may be doing is paying interest but charging you the fee to have the account so it is a wash. Ask him for an explanation. If he hasn't itemized the other $75 it should be itemized.
Write a letter/email asking about the missing $75. You might be surprised how far that gets you.