Is our prior landlord allowed to refuse a refund they agreed to?
We stayed in a rental for 2 weeks, during which time the landlord made many repairs we called attention to - leaks, the air conditioner failing and mold. We had to move when our children got sick, but they agreed to refund the rent in full and keep the full deposit, rather than prorating the amount for the time we stayed there. They agreed that we had helped them solve the issues and promised to refund the month in full. It has been 2 months, and they have only refunded the amount of the deposit and now refuse to pay the remainder despite written agreement to do so. What rights do we have to get the remainder back from them? I understand that a text conversation still counts as a contractual obligation, and I have screen shots of the conversation as well as photos of the leaks that were repaired. (The water damage was never properly cleaned during our stay.)
1 attorney answer
If you have evidence of the agreement, then you can likely pursue it small claims court. Considering the filing fee and the effort involved in pursuing the case, it may not be worth the effort.
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