My wife and I moved out of an apartment in Vista at the end of September. While we received a partial refund, we were charged $450 for painting which was not required and did not go beyond "normal wear and tear" as described in the law. We were also charged about $100 for two screens which were not damaged and did not need to be replaced. I sent a demand letter (by certified mail) and received no response. My question is: Can I sue for only the $550 or can I sue for up to triple the entire deposit as though they never returned anything. I no longer live in CA and will have to make a trip down to handle this. I'm assuming I can also sue for my expenses such as a company to file the paperwork etc.