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Piero Marinu…, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Piero Marinucci answered:
My tenant moved out 12/31. I sent him a list of damages and returned part of the deposit. The check was cashed, now 2 months later he wants the rest.
By cashing the check, the tenant did not give up any rights to dispute.

As long as you can prove when the check was mailed, included an itemized list of what was withheld/included in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Rockville
Piero Marinu…, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Piero Marinucci answered:
Where would I find a good inexpensive attorney?
Are you in Rockville or Baltimore? You might try contacting the bar association or real estate attorney clubs, something like that.

Only tell them the first 3 sentences youve posted ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Rockville
Piero Marinu…, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Piero Marinucci answered:
My landlord is trying to keep my entire security deposit.
The landlord can't just send you a list - they must provide receipts that show what work was done. Also, the landlord cannot charge you for work they did themselves, only for mater ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Rockville
Darrell D. D…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
how much of my monthly income should be spent on rent? i am one year removed from college and making less than 30k
Hi David!

At the extreme max, I would recommend no more than 1/3 of your monthly income. In fact, many property management companies will not approve you if you are self-qualifying ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Rockville
Ron Trzcinski, Real Estate Pro in Baltimore, MD
Ron Trzcinski answered:
how long does a landlord in Maryland have to return a security deposit?
Here is how it works:

The landlord must, within 45 days after the end of tenancy, return to tenant the security deposit minus any amount which he may rightfully withhold. Simple inte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Rental Basics in Rockville
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