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Using Receivership Remedy to Hold Negligent Landlords Accountable

In a perfect world, every single landlord would provide a safe, clean, and habitable rental property to their tenants. Unfortunately, our world is not perfect, and some landlords take advantage of their tenants, behave unethically, or are negligent when it comes to adequately caring for their properties and tenants.

Substandard Housing Affects Your Entire Community

Substandard housing is a growing issue. It’s estimated that 330 million urban households worldwide live in substandard housing. In the United States alone there are about six million homes and apartment buildings listed as substandard, and the problem isn’t going away any time soon.

Security Deposits, Part IV – Options if the landlord refuses to return the deposit

Our final blog post in the series on security deposits will discuss a tenant’s options if he or she feels their landlord is wrongfully deducting or withholding the security deposit after move-out.

Security Deposits, Part III: The Return of the Security Deposit

In our last article in this series, we provided some recommendations for what a tenant should look for in a rental unit before the rental period begins. Now let’s focus on what happens when it’s time for the security deposit to be returned.

Security Deposits, Part II – Requesting an Initial Move Out Inspection

By requesting a move out inspection PRIOR to the move out, a tenant gets the chance to try and make some the repairs or do the cleaning before the landlord deducts the costs of repair/cleaning from the security deposit. Here’s how it works:

Security Deposits, Part I: Inspecting & Documenting the Rental Unit PRIOR to Move-In

Landlords often ask tenants for a deposit, or “security deposit”, as a condition of moving into a rental unit. The landlord holds the deposit to safeguard his property against the potential risks of allowing a tenant to live there. At the end of the tenancy, the landlord may lawfully elect to use part or all of the security deposit to pay for:
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