What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arizona
My Husband and I have been having issues with our former landlord for over a month, almost 2 at this point.
1st issue is related to our security deposit. He did send us a list of damages/ expenses but he is claiming damages were there was none. We have photos, video and witnesses from the final walkthrough (which he refused to schedule one with us). He wants us to pay for the replacement of carpeting in 3 different bedrooms, 1 of the bedrooms does not have a single spot, 2 of the others has a couple of dye stains that were caused by water damage from a leaky toilet (which he was notified of and didn't come until the next day and he did nothing). The carpet in question is also 8 years old. We responded to these charges via a certified letter with return receipt, it has been over a week and he still has yet to sign for the letter.
2nd issue is related to an additional deposit he took for our pet(s). Upon moving in we had 2 pets, a small dog and a bird. After only a couple of weeks we had to get rid of our bird, leaving only the small dog. 4 years later, my Mother had a dog and asked us to take care of it for her while she went back East to take care of my Father who was sick, we agreed thinking it would only be for a short time. After a couple of months of dogsitting, we let our Landlord know of the situation. He started charging us an extra $50 a month rent for my Mother's dog, he said he doesn't allow 2 dogs on any of his rental properties but nowhere in our lease does it state that.
3rd issue is also related to the pet deposit. On his list of charges/ expenses he stated that only 1 expense was due to pet damage, totalling $65.00. Our deposit was $500 ($250 for each pet), we have yet to see any of that deposit returned.
Sorry this is so long but we have been having issues with this guy for what feels like forever and we are at a loss as to what we should do next. We just want to be done with this guy and move on but he is not responding.