Myself and my sister signed a lease to rent a townhouse property on July 10th 2012. In October of 2012 we signed to extend the lease an additional year. Based on a job opportunity my sister was relocated to Arizona in December. We communicated the need to terminate the lease early with the company at which time.
We completed all lease termination paperwork and completed a key turn in on December 28th 2012. We continued to pay rent on the property until new tenants were found. We were informed that tenants had been approved and would be moving in on March 1st, 2013 if not potentially sooner. The tenants moved in a few days early and I attempted to contact Chad Eichten about the status of the Security Deposit. Below is the email thread that I had with him back and forth about the fact the Security Deposit should have been returned at the time that we vacated the property and no longer had access to the property back in December. [continued below]....
..... The issue has been dropped now as I just received an invoice that they have assessed over $1200 in cleaning and repair of a property that was left in great condition. There was no dispute as to the need for carpet cleaning but the unit was left spotless from top to bottom.
Here is a breakdown of what was charged:
Cleaning 3.5 Hours@ $65 an hour= 227.50
Fridge cleaning interiort and exterior
Cleaning of cabinets and drawers
cleaning of microwave
cleaning of all air vents, window blinds, utility room
Repairs 10.5Hours @$65 an hour= 682.50
furnace filter- filter (was previously replaced in december will be providing receipt of purchase from target in small claims)
dining room- light bulb replacement
garage- ligh bulb replacement
stairs- light bulb replacement
hall- replace 4 light bulbs
master bedroom- replace 2 bulbs
replace 3 door stops, remove less than 8 nails used for pictures and repainting where needed
Carpet cleaning 213.75
The charges listed and amount of time they have billed for are absurd. I have pictures of how the property was left (each room) prior to turning in the keys. I have submitted a review on google about this company so my contact info can be found there. I will be more than happy to provide the pictures to back up my claim other than the carpets required a cleaning due to regular home occupancy.