In NY landlord never returned security
Only after I filed in small claims court and got to court over four months after I moved out did they file a counterclaim accusing me of doing all kinds of damage I did not do
Is there a time limit for a landlord to accuse a tenant of damages because I still have never been given a list of damages or what they are only the notice after over four months and they filed a counterclaim from court is there a time limitation for them to of accused me of any damages?? And give me any documentation or can they just come out only one they’re forced to appear in court nearly 5 months later to make an accusation didn’t they have to make me in formed of damages within a reasonable time to have a case
Dear Babylon Tenant
I'll say it again. A counterclaim is allowed. N.Y. has no law requiring a landlord itemize damages in any set period of time. N.Y. allows a landlord to first claim damages when a tenant sues for return of the security deposit. A lie falls apart when confronted by the truth.
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