Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I moved out my rental unit about three weeks ago. Two other people applied for the apt however plans fell through and only I ended up moving in.I paid for the deposit, and made all monthly payments. I received my check for move out refunds for amount of less than 200, but I’m unable to deposit or cash it since it’s made out to all three parties who applied initially. I contacted the office twice and emailed numerous times with no response back. All three people Who applied are Included in lease but did not sign or ever lived in the unit. Landlord will not return callWhat can I do, need advise.

Answer: A tenant in this sort of situation may want to try communicating with the landlord through a formal signed and dated written letter describing the situation in detail and enclosing copies of any documents (for example, utility bills or other proof that only one person rented the unit) supporting the tenant’s position. The tenant also may wish to consider asking their bank or other financial institution for advice about how they may deposit or cash a check with more than one name on it.

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  • I moved out my rental unit about three weeks ago. Two other people applied for the apt however plans fell through and only I ended up moving in.I paid for the deposit, and made all monthly payments. I received my check for move out refunds for amount of less than 200, but I’m unable to deposit or cash it since it’s made out to all three parties who applied initially. I contacted the office twice and emailed numerous times with no response back. All three people Who applied are Included in lease but did not sign or ever lived in the unit. Landlord will not return callWhat can I do, need advise.

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