I moved out of my old apartment 37 days ago, and have just received a letter from my previous landlord stating that I owe money for "damages" to the apartment. We had been in contact with them a few times via telephone and a few other times via email between our moving out and now, but were never informed of these charges.
Additionally, the "damages" include some stains on the carpet (so they replaced the carpet), poster putty left in one room, a tub that needed new grout, and a toilet that had lime buildup in the bowl. Aside from the poster putty (which they are charging $100 for), aren't these considered normal "wear and tear" damages which we should not be charged for?**Can they pursue legal action since they neglected to inform us of the charges within 21 days?