Sussex, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: how do we go about collecting the remainder of a security deposit from a former landlord, its been about 2 years.

the landlord still owes about $1300, claiming that he had the apartment cleaned several times to alleviate a smell. granted we had 3 dogs with us at the time but no accidents took place inside of the apartment. but there was a smell and it was an oily smell coming from the garage below the apt. there were stinkbugs in the apartment all year round no matter what we did to treat the place. when it rained water would flow through one of the windows and this the landlord was aware of before we moved in. one of the AC units stopped working properly. we cleaned the apartment thoroughly 2 times before we left it. yet the landlord claimed that he had to get the apartment cleaned several times to get rid of an odor. its been about 2 years of being patient but the landlord still owes about 1300 to us from the deposit. there are more details to tell. how do we go about getting what is owed to us

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Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: File a lawsuit.

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