ED Magedson – Founder
Calvin Kemp13555 Automobile Blvd Ste. 420 Clearwater, Florida USA
Calvin Kemp TJK Properties Misuse of security deposit Clearwater Florida
I rented a house from Calvin Kemp and put down the required security deposit of $1,500. Things went well for most of the time while living in the house. All of that changed when it was time to move out. It was my last day living at the property and I had rented a large moving truck for my things. It was raining out and visibility was low. While backing the truck into my driveway, I clipped the mailbox post and knocked my mailbox, and an adjacent one from thier post. The mailboxes were not crushed, destroyed, etc. and the post was perfectly intact.
This was my mistake and a dumb one at that - i fully understood that. I immediately let Calvin Kemp know and apologized; letting him know that I realized I'd have to pay for repairs with the aforementioned deposit. When all was said and done about 2 months later, I recieved my deposit back less $630 to "repair" the mailbox. There were no other items included in this charge - this was a man seriously taking $630 from me to reattach two, very basic mailboxes to their post. Everything else in the house was pristine; equal to or cleaner than when we moved in.
I let Calvin Kemp know that this was completely unfair and I knew he was taking advantage of me. He responded with a very angry (superfluous CAPS LOCK) and defensive letter. Unless he bought brand new, 24k gold mailboxes, he stole this money out of my deposit. Sadly, the cost and time of getting an attorney and going to court just didn't make sense. After this ordeal, I did some more research and discovered he has an extremely sketchy past. Please take caution and do research on this man before you trust him with your money and time. I wish I had.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/10/2014 07:37 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Calvin-Kemp/Clearwater-Florida-33762/Calvin-Kemp-TJK-Properties-Misuse-of-security-deposit-Clearwater-Florida-1160959. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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