The best course of action appears to be for your girlfriend to meet with the landlord tomorrow to return keys and discuss the return of the security deposit.California: Landlord is threatening to withhold security deposit due to small (~1 x 0.25") clear clips stuck to fence (used to hang decoration). We moved out. Girlfriend (co-renter) is meeting with him tomorrow to return keys and discuss. I'm out of town. Best course of action?
The problem with removing adhesive clips is that they often remove the paint behind them. Most landlords tend to prefer nails to adhesives for that reason.The clips might be removable (peel-off adhesive style), but we currently have cold rainy weather that will make it more difficult. We are technically moved out, so would probably need his permission and so on. I'd call the clips an improvement--barely visible, and future tenants would appreciate having them--but they weren't there when we moved in.
The landlord can choose to make the repairs or he can choose to pocket the money.Sounds like something he could make expensive, and he's a bit of a jerk. Makes me wish we were jerks about the mold, termite infestation, and so on.
If he withholds, does he have to do the 'repairs'? (or can he just pocket the money?)
Ditto that.I wouldn't want plastic clips stuck all over my fence.
You had remedies when those things occurred. You didn't take advantage of those remedies then, too late to complain about them now. My pet peeve about my tenants was that they didn't tell me about things that could have been easily fixed contemporaneously and were so much worse when then moved out.Makes me wish we were jerks about the mold, termite infestation, and so on.
We all appreciate the thanks, xicus, so thank you.Thanks everyone. (Even the grinches--all opinions appreciated). We were just trying to enjoy living there, and left it better than we found it overall. btw the health departments ignored us.