Complaint: After renting for 5.5 years and being informed during our last lease renewal year by landlord that it would be our last, we decided to purchase a home. Upon notification to landlord that we would like to work out a way to be released from our remaining 3 months of the lease, landlord wanted to sell the home. We accommodated over a dozen showings and Lanlord entered into escrow accepting an offer on the house. Landlord wanted us to move out early and leave our washer and dryer to accommodate the sale, which we did. The house fell out of escrow 2 weeks later and the landlord reneged on the agreement stating that We were responsible to stay and leave the house furnished for staging or we would cause risk to inhibit future sales/rentals. We moved as stated In the initial sale agreement. We received harassing emails for almost a month after, empty threats and accusations of stealing and leaving said washer and dryer contingent in agreement. The landlord spiraled out of control via email. We received $37 of our $8800 deposit due back from landlord one month later on the exact due date along with a packet charging us for remaining rent and minuscule items above and beyond wear and tear (ex. Door handle not working properly since it was broken due to open house guests for home showings, carpet cleaning when carpets had just been cleaned upon moveout). In other words, the house was returned in excellent condition after renting it almost 6 years (we treated it as if we owned it). After this, we went through the process of suing the landlord for our security deposit. In order to keep it from it dragging out we agreed to mediation in order to successfully recoup half of our deposit.
Tags: Landlords, Management, Real Estate, Tenant/ Landlord
Address: 1400 Cantrera Ct Pebble Beach, CA United States