Landlord Fails to Prove Tenants Damaged Apartment

LVT Number: #24766

Tenants sued landlord for the return of their $2,800 security deposit after they vacated the apartment. Landlord claimed that tenants damaged the apartment and yard but presented insufficient proof. Tenants claimed that landlord found no damage when he conducted a walk-through with them at the time they moved out. Landlord produced no photographs of how the apartment looked before tenants moved in, and photographs of the premises presented by landlord all were taken before tenants moved out. Cigarette butts and dog droppings in the yard could have been left by passersby.

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