land lord dispute
we recently got out “move out statement” from our former town house and we were shocked to find that in addition to keeping our $300 deposit they’re also asking for an additional $214.00.
they claim they house was filthy and we left damage beyond normal wear and tear AND have charged us for two water bills we dont owe. we’ve brought the water bills to their attention and even sent them video of the way the place looked when we left since they refused to do a walk through before we left and instead let the house sit unoccupied for three weeks before doing their walk through. this is significant b/c two weeks before we moved and empty townhouse three doors down from us was broken into. they claim they have pictures of our “mess” and have said they would email them to us three times and have not. i’m in contact with thier regional manager but she isnt being of much help either.
is there any way to dispute this other than just waiting for them to take us to court? the townhouse is in ohio and we’re in north carolina now. i’d really rather resolve this and not have to take a 6 hour drive when we KNOW we dont owe them this money.