Who is responsible for damage the house by burst pipes?
Tenant is responsible for heating but tenant left the house for 3 weeks and turn off the heat in the middle of the winter.
Can I keep security deposit for the damage of the house?
Hi! I´m no landlord but did have to take mine to court for trying to keep my security deposit for really ridiculous reasons. I won. BUT, in your case, as long as you can show receipts that show the cost of repair is equal or greater to their security – you can keep the whole amount. If not, you can keep what it costs to get fixed. Hope this helps! 🙂
I would say yes, but I’m no lawyer. It appears as if the tenant was negligent, but every state/city is different. Some cities favor landlords and some cities favor tenants. It’s best to read the rules on your local town/city website.
Thanks for your question, Marzena! I’m sorry to hear about the damage to your rental property. In addition to familiarizing yourself with your state’s security deposit laws, check out our landlord’s guide to normal wear and tear vs. damage. In addition to providing information about what constitutes “damage” to a rental property, the article describes how to deduct repair expenses from a renter’s security deposit.
Best of luck,
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