What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? FLORIDA
Hi, I need some advice regarding property damage. My tenant recently vacated my apartment and left my (expensive) wooden blinds chewed by her dogs. A lot of my furniture, and the cable companies remote has also been ruined by her dogs. I also seem to be missing the cable companies modem, which I think they can charge me lots of $$ for.
About a month ago, she asked if she could use the security deposit as last months rent. When I told her NO, she said she couldnt afford to pay last months rent and promised that my property was in good condition.
According to the lease, she defaulted with the last months rent of $1675 (also sd amount) that ought to cover the damages. Im confused about how to go about trying to get her to agree to pay, or file a judgement, small claims court etc. For now, I only have her email address and phone #, and the catch is that I live in NY and am only here in Miami to fix and re-rent my place for 10 days. It would be problematic to have to fly back and forth for court hearings. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!