So I moved out of my apartment after the lease finished because I had a terrible landlord and didn’t want to deal with her anymore. Upon moving out there was a few damages that I fixed myself. There was a small hole in the wall and I filled it in with dry wall but did not repaint it so you could see the white patch.
My landlord asked me to have the carpet professionally cleaned and give her the receipt. I rented a steam cleaner and cleaned the carpets myself and told her I was unable to give her a reciept because I did it myself and it was perfectly clean.
I also bought $ 60 worth of cleaning supplies and made the 1 bedroom apartment look in even better condition that was when I got it. I made washroom sparkling clean and whipped everything in the apartment right down to cleaning the dust off each and every blind. Washed all the windows, washed off every countertop in the kitchen, just everything you could imagine.
Also, when I first moved in, I noticed a small patch on the storage room door. That looked like it was filled in with white puddy. I left it that way when I left.
Now after moving out my landlord, instead of sending me my damage deposit back, sends me a large bill.
After their inspection of my apartment they charged me for the following things:
Carpet cleaning $ 168.25
Suite cleaning: $ 195 6 hours at 32.50 per hour.
Repaired: 2 walls, and storage room door. $ 300
My damage deposit was $ 300 and they deducted that from my bill. And are forcing me to pay $ 365 within 30 days of they are going to a collection agency and having my flawless credit history destroyed.
I’m completely fuming. They’re charging me for the storage room door that I left the way I got it. Also 2 walls, now maybe they didn’t like the patch job I did on that one wall, okay, charge me for it, that’s fair I guess. But 2 walls, I have no idea what this second wall is about?
Carpet cleaning is fair too, I suppose. The carpet was perfectly fine and didn’t need a professional job done after I already did it…but whatever.
And charging me $ 195 for 6 hours of cleaning in an apartment I left spotless, what the heck! They charged me $ 195 and took 6 hours to clean up perhaps a little bit of dust I may or may not have missed.
I am being completely ripped off here and don’t know what I can do about this? How can she have the right to charge me for all this? Someone please help or give me some advice on what I can do about the situation.