ED Magedson – Founder
Grifaldo's Properties Inc200 Valencia dr suite 160 jacksonville, North Carolina USA
Grifaldo's Properties Inc Christy Grifaldo/Joseph and Megan Harms not following the law in regards to returning security deposit jacksonville North Carolina
RENTERS BEWARE!! My son and daughter in law rented a place from Christy Grifaldo and property owners Mr. and Mrs. Harms. The first think to mention is that Mrs. Grifaldo dont want to communicate to renters. The move out date on this property was June June 28 2013 but rent was paid until July 4, 2013. Mrs. Grifaldo had new tentents moving in on July 5, 2013. Besides communication, the problems begain when moveout was taking place.
Mrs. Grifaldo informed my daughter in law before the final walk through that the owners had been in the house and had concerns. She then informed her that she was responsible for the carpet in the house. We provided an email that was sent to her about the carpet after move in. This matter was dropped. Next, Mrs. Grifaldo informed my daughter in law that they would be responsible for the wooden fence that surrounded the back yard because it was weathered. We protested this and said it was normal wear and tear in a state where something was weathered due to humidity. This issue was then dropped. Finally, the issue of the storm door emerged. She wanted to charge them because it separted from the joint where the screws were stripped. At the final walk through, Mrs. Grifaldo stated everything looked good except the home owners concern about the screen door. On July 1, 2013 a text message was sent to Mrs. Grifaldo asking if she had talked to the home owners regarding the door because she believes it was normal wear and tear. Mrs. Grifaldo responded she would call soon. With no response, on July 6, 2013 another text was sent again asking for information. No response was heard again. On July 7, 2013 an email was sent to Mrs. Grifaldo expressing concerns about the above issue. On July 8, 2013 Mrs. Grifaldo did respond but didnt address any concerns in the email. She stated once everything was complete she would let us know and to remind us that she had 30 days. On July 16, 2013 another email was sent to Mrs. Grifaldo due to her not addressing concerns in the previous email. No response was gotten. Finally on July 31, 2013 an email from Mrs. Grifaldo arrived stating the account had been closed and everything will be in the mail shortly. After 30 days had elapsed, my daughter in law attemped call Mrs. Grifaldo due to nothing had came in the mail. On august 8, 2013 my son returned from deployment and went into Mrs. Grifaldo's office. She refused to talk to them. Later that day she sent them an email stating she still had their deposit and now was going to charge them for missing paint and wood chips on a door frame. On August 12, 2013, another email was sent to Mrs. Grifaldo stating she had breached the law in North Carolina by not returning the security deposit in 30 days or by providing an interim accounting in 30 days. We also requested that the security deposit needed to be returned immediately. That evening she responded in email stating she understood our frustration but she couldnt close out the account until she gets invoices from contractors. Mrs. Grifaldo also told us to feel free to take the home owners to court.
It is sad that Mrs. Grifaldo and these property owners are taking advantage of military personal. I would never recommend her as a broker. I would avoid all properties that Mr. and Mrs. Harms own. They are believing that because my son and his wife are younger that they can take advantage of them. So, RENTER BEWARE with this realtor broker!!!!!
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