Moved to Albany, NY. Rented a place. No agreement. Paid rent and deposit with check and wrote memo on it for rent and security deposit.
Place was very cold. Landlord would not allow to turn the heat to 70, it was around 65 in room. I requested many times, but was only ridiculed. Decided to leave the place and asked landlord to return my deposit and rent.
Landlord threatened me many time to give ID or not enter the home. I called police and explained them. Police asked me to go to my apartment and said landlord cannot stop me from entering to my room. I told landlord that police asked me to go in my room. and I went.
Landlord panics and changes his game of bullying. He confirms to pay me the rent and deposit back and requests me to leave. He gives me the rent and check in front of other tenants. I pack and move out.
Today the check is defaulted. Feeling cheated and sad. I was respectful and honorful in paying my rent and deposit when I moved in. I also moved out when my refund check was issued.
Note: there was no agreement. I have images of my check which I payed for rent and deposit, and the refund check from landlord for refund (which is defaulted).
Dear Albany Tenant:
State Police will arrest for a bounced check.
New York State does not require 70 degrees. 68 degrees is the legal minimum during heating season.
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