Before I moved out, I vacuumed and shampooed the carpet twice. Now since I asked for part of my deposit back, the ex landlord is trying to say she can tack on flea extermination fees if I don’t drop the issue. Can she legally do this? She said she’s talked to her lawyer and i feel is trying to intimidate me.
In Michigan there is a way to finesse this. To lock in your right to return of your deposit you myse send notice of forwarding address within 4 days of moving with request for refund. Do this certified and if she doesnt issue a refund within 30 days, see a lawyer in your area skilled in landlord tenant. You can kook to the lease to see what allowable deductions from security deposit.
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