Let me begin by saying that I took this landlord to court and won my security deposit back, despite his fancy lawyer.
Joseph Miskovich (and Debbie Miskovich, his wife) started off as a really genuine people. Very polite and respectful up until their greed overtakes them. Here's a short list of the things I had to deal with living at 29 Roll Avenue, South Amboy NJ 08879:
- Joseph Miskovich used the hi-power outlet jack to power his lawn electric lawn mower to maintain the properties. The result $350+ electric bills from March-August.
- Landlord, Joseph Miskovich, tried to charge my family a $25 per day late fee for the one and only time we were late with the rent , despite explaining that during the massive bank closings in 2010, our bank (based in KY) was being consolidated and that the direct deposit changes wouldn't take more than 2 weeks (as conveyed by HR).
- Despite polishing the floors, renting professional equipment to clean the carpets, and re-painting the entire house, and giving him a 3-month heads-up that we weren't going to renew our lease (because of the abusive $350 electric bills on top of the $1,700 in monthly rent), landlord, Joseph Miskovich, tried to keep my and my families security deposit, claiming the house wasn't "in the same shape after our 1-year lease." We had also offered Joseph and Debbie Miskovich to walk-through the house and point-out any potential wrongs with the house that we could fix before leaving the house and our security deposit, which of course wasn't acknowledged in any way.
- I had to take Joe Miskovich and his wife, Debbie Miskovich (the primary landlord) to court in order to retrieve my security deposit. Thankfully I took numerous pictures of the property both before we ever moved-in, and the day before our official move-out (as a result of Joseph Miskovich not responding to our request to inspect the property) which helped us tremendously in court. In court, Joseph Miskovich lied about numerous things (he didn't know we had pictures disproving his false accusation, and wound up looking like the liar he is in front of the state attorney and mediator, as well as a bogus witness whom he had claimed to have payed to clean house after we'd left, once again not knowing we took pictures with date stamps the day before our official move-out date.
I won this case over a year and a half ago and got my security deposit back in full; so, I'm not upset or anything. I'm only writing this to help out 'the little guys' that do their best to be good, honest, people, just to be bullied and victimized by those more wealthy or privileged.