Here's the situation. I live in Florida, I moved out of my old apartment complex on the 6th of May. Today my dad called and said that he got a letter from the complex, demanding $130 worth of carpet steam cleaning, wall re-painting, etc. Which is totally BS, I did not dirty the carpet a single bit, and I did not even hang anything on the wall, nevermind dirtying it.
I went ahead and checked out the 2005 Florida Statute, in the Landlord/Tenant section, it states that if a landlord wants to deduct charges from the original security deposit, s/he must do so within 30 days by certified mail. Or else s/he forfeits the right to charge anything.
Here's the thing, the letter was sent on the 8th of June, so first of all that is past 30 days. AND it is not by certified mail.
My questions are:
The complex did not have a security deposit, so it's kinda just like a bill, not an itemized deduction from a security deposit. Would this statute still apply?
Also, this is coming from 2005. I could not find a 2006 version. Is it possible that they changed it?