My bf got arrested for breaking some things in our apt. (window, 2 holes in wall, and door) The prosecutor told me the apt complex had 48 hours to press charges. They never did. The state did though. I am estimating that the damage was not over $400 because the window was not brand new and I was told it was only $100 and the door is made of a material like cardboard. He and I both are being charged $800. Can the apt manager legally hold me accountable for damages he caused because I'm on the lease? She says she can. She says we have to pay at least $100 a month with our rent and if we miss a payment she will evict us and press charges. Can she still? Can she legally charge us for damages already fixed? Because we have broke a door and had holes in the walls before and fixed them ourselves and that was fine so we did that this time but she is saying we still have to pay.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Jul. 15, 2010 in Money & Work
Answer by ItsMe89 at 1:11 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 1:11 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:13 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Her building/Her rules. Yup. Live & learn. It hurts more when it hits in the pocket right? You could ask her if the cost would be less if you fixed things yourselves but I doubt it. How much was your security deposit when you moved in? if it was more than $800 then you could just move out & let them keep it 7 call it even. Just get a receipt when you leave.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:17 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:18 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
They can absolutely charge you personally. And I'm sure that $800 includes not just the materials but the labor to make all of the repairs. And if you've damaged the apartment in the past and tried to repair it yourselves they can charge you to repair it to their satisfaction. That is THEIR property and you can't just live like animals trashing the place without any repercusions.
But mostly I agree with ItsMe. You have WAY bigger problems on your hands than a busted door or window. Get out of that relationship and stablize your life. I'm assuming if you're on CM you're a mother and that is not a good enviroment to raise kids in, especially since it's not the first time it's happened!!
Answer by deadheadjen at 1:24 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Answer by SAHM_USAF at 1:52 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
Answer by mama2three717 at 2:02 AM on Jul. 16, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 1:21 PM on Jul. 16, 2010