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My roommate and I recently moved out of a town home (Texas) where we paid a security deposit and a pet deposit. At the time of residency were month to month or we had completed our lease. The owner is private however there is a property management company for the property (home owner's association). We did not receive our deposit. We were sent itemized list of "damages" totaling more than the deposit. We were charged for carpet cleaning, heavy cleaning, a door that was off track (we reported) and a pet violation fee. The landlord verbally agreed to pay the pet violation fee for "pooping and not picking it up." There are several dog owners, they could not prove that one person did it so they charged a fee to everyone with a dog. The cleaning fees are outlandish because we actually went above and beyond. We left all carpet cleaned, no trash in the apartment, all floors swept, all appliances (refrigerator) cleaned. The carpet had normal wear and tear (no major stains) or tears/did not need replacement. We did not have a check list at the beginning of the lease, we just called/texted or verbally stated issues that were not always fixed. There was no final walk thru; he did not want to walk thru with the apartment. He shook our hand. Told us he would get with us in 30 days and on day 28 he sends us a letter of "damages" that seem like normal wear and tear under the Texas property code Sec 92.104. The lease does not state that we must clean anything but basically return the apartment as it was when we moved in (minus the normal wear and tear). At this point he is not budging. Not returning phone calls. What can we do about our deposit?