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If my tenant dont give me 30 days n she moves can i keep the deposit?
Nancy C, MA on Friday, September 13, 2019
RE: Deposit
You can always keep the deposit. But if she's current on rent and hasn't damaged anything, she can always take you to court to try to get it back.
Posted by Matthew M, IL on Friday, September 13, 2019
RE: Deposit
Yes she owned me..thank u for answer im new n this business
Posted by Nancy C, MA on Friday, September 13, 2019
RE: Deposit
Matthew M. Thanks for the answer to Nancy C. Would you be able to answer, why you as a Landlord are required to give a 30 day notice, but the tenant can skip it (per your answer) and still drag the Landlord to the court. Anyone can drag the other to the court. BUT, does the Tenant have reasonable cause to do so under Nancy's situation. While Nancy not getting the 30 Day notice and left holding the bag (have the rental home, not rented) as a surprise, would it not be reasonable for Nancy to have cause of action against the Tenant for his actions?
Posted by Raj S, CA on Sunday, September 15, 2019
RE: Deposit
Sorry for the late reply. "Reasonable cause" is a very open-ended issue. What's reasonable to one party can be the opposite to another. In this case, there was more to the initial posting - tenant owed back rent as well as vacating without 30 day notice. So it would appear that Nancy would now end up shorted (owed back rent PLUS deposit). Therefore, assuming that the tenant still hasn't contacted Nancy (and why would she when she now owes Nancy more than just the deposit) it would be actually Nancy's decision should we wish to pursue the issue.
Posted by Matthew M, IL on Thursday, October 17, 2019
RE: Deposit
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Posted by JEAN W, PA on Friday, October 18, 2019
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