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Old Woman Tried to Cheat Me


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jnjsarauer
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A few years back a little old lady tried to cheatBetrayal, a form of deception or dismissal of prior presumptions, is the breaking or violation of a presumptive social contract (trust, or confidence) that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations. me out of my security deposit. I had cleaned the place from top to bottom, and it looked lovely. She told me she had to hire a professional cleaning service, and the bills ended up being (surprise!) exactly what the security deposit amount was. I told her I would take her to small claims court and win because I had pictures of the apartment after I cleaned it (that was a lie), but she did give me my deposit.

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It is sad that landlords routinely do something dishonest to make an extra dollar. Why should that be acceptable? We try and teach children all the time that just because "everybody is doing it" doesn't make it right. I moved into place once and the guy was a crook. The place when I moved in was a mess. I cleaned it up. When I left he tried to keep the deposit because there was a little dirt left in one spot. Threatening legal action was not enough. I actually had to get legal help even though I had proof. He paid. What a jerk.

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You better document EVERYTHING when you move out and compare it to how the place was when you moved in. Then get the landlord(s) to look over the place before you actually exit the property.

My best friend is a landlord and he NEVER gives the security deposits back. He said there is always something that he can find out of place as a reason to keep the deposit. He says it's part of doing business.

R1986
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It's so common to have happen. I've only rented from one place where luckily I know the landlords well but just the same taking pictures and preparing evidence just in case is probably the best way to go.

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Most landlords do this as a way of getting cheap money!
So it was good that you stood your ground and stayed firm!
Let this be a message to others to always have evidence just incase and make sure the pictures or videos you take have the date in the bottom corner for it to stand up in a small claims court etc!

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Tenants have to be vigilant, if you had a good relationship with your landlord and the place was properly cared for, then it is really scrupolous of them to try and rob the renters. I think their reward should be bad tenants the next time around.

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Even though they can take you to court and throw huge amounts of dated pictures in front of the judge and maybe a signed form from a lawyer and such stating the the pictures are real?

Keep in mind that it just takes a single scamA confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; to have your reputation destroyed, is it really worth it for a few bucks?

Not to mention that if you cheatBetrayal, a form of deception or dismissal of prior presumptions, is the breaking or violation of a presumptive social contract (trust, or confidence) that produces moral and psychological conflict within a relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or between individuals and organizations. someone like a drug dealer or a psychopath, you might sell a house thats currently up in flames, which will look marvelous on a record.

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I remember once when we rented. We painted the outside and put in a couple new doors .Papered and painted.We were told the place looked best on the street.Then when we bought our own place and were moving the landlord would not give us our deposit .Said we had depreciated the place by painting it! I don't understand that and never will.

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Most states require that a security deposit be kept in a dedicated account if the landlord is renting where it must sit until you move out. Landlords are not banks and are supposed to keep and not touch it instead of reinvesting it as the see fit until you want it. Take pictures of everything and have it documented when you move in and out. Have a notary present to sign off to prevent bias and future fights. That should get rid of most issues. And always remember if its too good to be true, there is probably a reason that 4 bedroom house with two car garage is only $500 a month...

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Not only do old women do this, but the majority of landlords will do this. I am a landlord and I do it too. Especially if the tenants give me problems! I will have to "clean" or "move" items and I have to pay "professionals" to do it for me. Amazingly, the services I have to pay for all end up being exactly the same amount as the security deposit! This scamA confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; , or "practice" as I like to call it will not be stopped any time soon.

Lori
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I think this is the oldest one in the book...When we rented, it seemed every landlord attempted same thing, till I did exactly what you did! Seems they already spent the deposit maybe? And didn't want to come up with it again...

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