Ill make the quick points.
Gave Landlord $1210 as security deposit in the form of 2 money orders (limit as $1k)
Received lease via email, and filled out. In lease it stated that the $1210 was set specifically in a savings account.
Received Keys in September of 2016.
Month of Oct. 2016 rent was due. Balance was stated as $193.
Balance showed as $0
As you can tell they put the $1000 into my rent account, the other $210 (I assume is in the savings account) making by $1210 rent look like $193. So my security deposit looks to be $1000 short. They are stating that due to this they are going to take the $1000 from my last months rent and make it look like I owe them $2210. In essence it is going to cause late fees, etc.
Can they proceed like this? What type of legal ground do they hold? What type of legal ground do I hold?
You owe the money; you cannot benefit from their clerical, accounting error. You knew that you owed more than $193 for October's rent and when you got that bill, you should have contacted the management to correct their billing error at that time. Pay the $1000 ASAP to avoid additional fees/penalties.
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