Enter your email address for weekly access to top multifamily blogs!

The Apartment Manager's Blog

Funny stories from apartment managers

Deposit Reconciliation

Deposit Reconciliation

Dear Apartment Manager,


I just recieved my "deposit reconciliation" in the mail, and I use quotes because I believe I am being snarky even though, in this case, the quotes make absolutely no sense. I am besieged with vexation, because I enjoy using the thesaurus, about the cleaning and trash removal charges. Apparently, you have never heard of Proposition 13, which doesn't pertain to this situation at all, but I think I will scare you with my Google legal degree, and do not understand the ramifications of unlawfully holding a security deposit. According to my lawyer, who doesn't exist, I should be returned my FULL deposit. What I left behind was not "trash", since when is a Iron Gym trash? Since when is a computer screen from 1992 and a flower pinata considered trash? And the German Phrases For Dummies, I supposed that is considered trash, and if so, then I think my pretend lawyer would be happy to know that you are a racist as well as a slumlord. It takes a lot of presumption to charge me for cleaning when I lived in that dump of an "apartment" for over a year. The paint was peeling, the bathtub was dirty when I moved in, and the conditions were almost unlivable, even though I never complained about it once during my tenancy, and I am clearly pulling stuff out of my butt at this point. I expect to be refunded the remaining balance of my deposit within the next 48 hours, otherwise I will be forced to see you in small claims court, even though once I get there I will realize it cost more to file a claim then what I am owed by you, and then I will probably just go get a sandwich instead.




First Name, Middle initial, Last Name


Rate this blog entry:

Leave your comments

A decreasing rental vacancy rate combined with an increasing median monthly gross residential rent in the US real estate market, is progressively creating a favorable environment for rental property owners. According to the Census ACS survey, the median gross rent, as of 2014, stood at $934 with an average of $992- up from $903 and $960 respectively, the previous year. Going by these numbers, rental property owners are undoubtedly making more than they did in 2008, right before the recessio...
2015 is over! I'm sure we all had a lot of, shall we say interesting, questions or situations with residents. Let's look back at all of the funny and strange things that have happened and have ourselves a good laugh into the new year.  Here are some of my moments from 2015: 1) I had a guy suggest installing male toilets with our newly remodeled apartments. I'm guessing he meant a urinal? I still haven't figured out what he meant. Weird! 2) The tenant across the hall from our office asked...
As some of you know, I made the switch from the auto industry to multifamily back in November. Over the past few months, I’ve been soaking up everything there is to know about the industry and my newfound passion keeps growing.   I wanted to share a few tidbits I’ve picked up along the way, just in case there are any newcomers out there like me (and in case you need a smile or two):   #10 - If you are a vendor, you are owned by either RealPage or Yardi.* (*Exaggeration...kind of....