Q: I was told I would get a refund of money paid for cleaning and repair. It has been more than 30 days, no money returned.
I have phoned the Lynnwood, WA office and given a number to call in Texas. The number is either not aswered or there was no return to messages left at the Texas number or the Lynnwood number when I called to see if there was a different number. What should I do next? Thanks
A: Let it go. FYI, the law is not designed to solve every little problem that comes your way during this lifetime; the Latin phrase for this rule is "De minimus non curat lex."
A: Assuming you are referring to a residential tenancy issue, the landlord has 31 days after you restored possession to either refund your security deposit(s) and/or pre-paid rent or a written accounting for how much they were keeping and why. If they fail to do so, you are likely entitled to recover twice the amount not refunded or properly accounted for, plus your court costs and attorney's fees. It is the sort of case many attorneys would take on contingency meaning you wouldn't have to pay them for their time beyond the initial evaluation interview; rather they would collect their fees from the landlord upon either settling or prevailing at trial. So contact a local landlord-tenant attorney. Good luck.
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