The Internet Kitchen: Small Claims Court Edition

Allow me to rant for a second.  Betsy and I moved out of our Grand Junction house about two months ago and we just received our security deposit back from our old property management company. They only returned about 60% of our deposit and cited all of this small stuff and billed us a huge amount to repair the things.

The most frustrating part about it is that we were responsible enough to do a walkthrough with our account manager and we were informed that the issues would all be attributed to normal wear and tear because we lived there for three years and it was all small stuff.

Oh, and we also agreed to leave $600 worth of window treatments that we paid for because they said we would get our full deposit back. Then they kept the window treatments and charged us for all kinds of stupid stuff (including utilities for a time period that we weren’t even living there).

I think there is a very strong chance we will end up in small claims court. It’s not that it’s a ton of money or anything, but it’s absolutely infuriating to get taken advantage of by a property management company after you try to do the right thing. Luckily, I’m married to a really good lawyer.

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Everyday Iced Coffee – I do this a few times a week actually. Betsy and I always make a big French press of coffee on the weekdays and I’ll stick the leftovers in the fridge/freezer if I need an afternoon pick me up. (@ Endless Simmer)

Fig, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Salad with Fried Shallots – As Lindsay says in this post, shortening the name of this salad means leaving out a very important ingredient. It’s long, but it looks good. (@ Love and Olive Oil)

Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream – More than a few of my favorite things shoved into my favorite dessert. Yes please. (@ David Lebovitz)

The Most Disgusting Meal – I wish I could say that I’ve never been here before, but I have. Good cooks make bad meals on occasion. It happens and it’s usually hilarious. (@ The Amateur Gourmet)

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5 comments on “The Internet Kitchen: Small Claims Court Edition

  1. That sucks, but it’s pretty typical landlord BS. Glad you’re calling them on it though, maybe they’ll think twice before pulling that stunt in the future.

  2. I TOLD you not to mount that “adult swing” to the plaster ceiling! :) ;) :0

    I guess that they also didn’t appreciate the “Official Worldwide Headquarters of Macheesmo Inc” sign that you had permanently bolted onto the facade either :)

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