The lease my boyfriend and I had at our old apartment recently was up, and of course the two days before we moved out, we cleaned constantly and got his mom (who owns a cleaning business) to help us out as well! The carpets were professionally cleaned and everything was pretty much spotless.
About a month later, my mom received a letter for my dad (he was our guarantor at lease signup) and saying that we owe them 700 and something dollars for certain repairs and stuff!
First of all, my dad would freak out, so he doesn’t know.
One of the things that cost so much was replacing the carpet.
They stated they couldn’t get the “smoke” smell out of it.
However, we had it steam cleaned and deoderized, and they are also trying to charge us for that same exact thing, along with replacing the carpet! totally not fair. They charged us about 200 for a new paint job, but the paint was honestly fine!
Anyways, the time we needed to pay it back by is drawing near.
I don’t know what to do. I don’t have the money to pay for that, my parents don’t, I don’t have the money for court.
What happens if you don’t pay it?
I don’t want any of this to affect my father’s credit.