This week’s question comes from Maria in Fairfield who asks: “My mother rented an apartment on a month-to month basis. She gave the landlord first month, last month and two month’s security. She and the apartment manager had a dispute concerning my brother and his wife who came to stay for several days. They were noisy and upset the tenants. My mom had enough of her harassment and told the manager that she was going to move out.
She gave 30 days notice. She moved out before the thirty days and tried to schedule a walk-through to get her deposit back. The manager said that my mother could come back and clean the apartment and get her remaining items. The manager changed her position and told my mom she could not come back in to clean or get her things. She also said that she would not give my mother back her security deposit because there was a lot of damage. That’s not true.