My Ex landlord deducted 2k from my deposit money

India
February 26, 2011 7:57am CST
Hi friends, As I posted in another discussion that I have moved to new flat. I left my earlier flat and she had taken 50K as deposit 2 year back that I was supposed to get after leaving the flat. She gave me 40K when I informed her about my decision of leaving the flat and said to pay remaining when I will vacate the flat. I left the flat on 5th Feb 2011 and than she said to evaluate the damages in the flat and based on that return remaining money, I agreed. There were few items that got broken by me or other members in the family so we told her about all those and also told about some money spent on maintenance of the flat. She said to consider all this while deducting any money. Today I got 8k in my account after deduction of 2K, when I called her to explain the deduction, she explained little things which I do not agree ... 1 chair was broken (We did not break that), letter box key was missing (We never got the keys) and few more reasons .... I did not want any argument with the old lady so did not talk much about it but told her that whatever money she has deducted is not justice to me. Thank You for sharing.
8 responses
@JohnMach (556)
• Philippines
26 Feb 11
2k is a lot of money if you ask me. A broken chair is not worth 2k. You should reason out more on her so she would realize she's ripping you off.
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@JohnMach (556)
• Philippines
28 Feb 11
Oh, I thought he was from the USA. Wow, chairs in India costs a lot!
• India
19 Mar 11
I am sure that she will come up with lot many reasons so that I do not ask for money so I will not go back to her. I do not have time to do that. Thank you for sharing.
• India
27 Feb 11
Usually some landlords reduce some money for the minor damages in the house. In my flat which I had given for rent, the tenants had broken a lot of stuff, but since the tenants were elderly people, my wife, did not deduct any money from them, and paid the entire advance amount.
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• India
19 Mar 11
That was so kind of you, it is good to have understanding and than take action but in my case she just deducted money and after that told me that I have deducted, she could discuss that with me and than deduct. Thank You for sharing.
@topffer (33798)
• France
26 Feb 11
I cannot believe that you stayed two years in a flat with no keys for your mailbox, and without asking your landlord for a key. I do not know the time a landlord can take in your country to give your money back, but in mine they have two months, and you never receive a cent back during the first month. Sorry, but I think she has been very correct with you.
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• India
19 Mar 11
there were not many mails coming in and I was able to get my mails without keys and there is no issue with that so absolutely fine. I still think that she could have deducted just 1k for some damages but 2k is too much for that. Thank You for sharing.
• Jamaica
26 Feb 11
There is a saying, "If you spit in the sky it will fall in your face", similar to "Cast your bread on the waters and it will return after many days". Don't worry, there is a God and he sees and knows everything.
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• India
19 Mar 11
Very well said, this is true, one has to pay about his/her good/bad on this planet earth only so not a big deal, let her enjoy my money and may be she will relize that later. Thank You for sharing.
• United States
26 Feb 11
although it may not be easy, it is better to be the better person. if she wants to be that way allow her...that karma will come to her. just do the right thing and continue with your life's path. and hope that she may some day see if her actions were proper or not
• India
19 Mar 11
I also believe in Karma and that is something everyone has to go through, there is no escape, I am happy about 8k money which I got back from her so major money I got back. Thank You for sharing.
• Jamaica
26 Feb 11
I could understand if she said that the place had to be painted over after you being there for two years, and how did you keep your mailbox locked if there was no key? You mean you don't know if you got all your mail? You might have got a cheque and didn't even know it! LOL. Sorry, that isn't really funny. Two thousand dollars is a lot of money to lose these days.
• India
19 Mar 11
Mailbox lock was of no use, one can easily get the letters using hand and there were not much letters coming for me so I did not bother about that. Thank you flagaz for correcting. it is INR 2000 and not $2000
• Philippines
27 Feb 11
It is good that you have already left that flat before things get worse. I hope you will be enjoying your new home. Have a nice day.
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@kingparker (9698)
• United States
26 Feb 11
Is there anyway you can work this out like call a arbitrator like that? So, you can work on a case, don't afraid to inform the law if you think that is not justified charge to you. You should get your full money back if you done nothing wrong with it. Good luck!