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Another Sec Dep Return ? (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 8, 2024 11:19 AM
       (by Phil [OR]) Apr 8, 2024 11:37 AM
       (by Busy [WI]) Apr 8, 2024 11:59 AM
       (by RB [TN]) Apr 8, 2024 12:08 PM
       (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 8, 2024 12:09 PM
       (by MC [PA]) Apr 8, 2024 12:10 PM
       (by Jason [VA]) Apr 8, 2024 12:14 PM
       (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 8, 2024 1:12 PM
       (by Doogie [KS]) Apr 8, 2024 1:37 PM
       (by Jim [CA]) Apr 8, 2024 1:50 PM
       (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 8, 2024 3:23 PM
       (by MC [PA]) Apr 8, 2024 3:30 PM
       (by Vee [OH]) Apr 9, 2024 8:05 AM
       (by DJ [VA]) Apr 9, 2024 8:26 AM
       (by zero [IN]) Apr 9, 2024 9:30 AM
       (by Still Learning [NH]) Apr 9, 2024 8:54 PM
       (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 10, 2024 7:20 AM

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Another Sec Dep Return ? (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 8, 2024 11:19 AM
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Did a non renewal for Mr. Casanova. Mr. C asked for more time which he didn't use. Did the exit inspection 4/1. Only Mr. C was there for it. Mr. C's Roommate, Mr. H claimed he knew nothing about the non renewal but had already moved in with his girlfriend.

Earlier Mr. C asked that the entire sec dep return be made out to him exclusively.

When speaking with Mr. H, he stated he and Mr. C had a "falling out." Mr C. has a new apartment in the city. He also claims that he was the one who footed the entire sec dep from the onset, not Mr. C.

It was mostly Mr. C who was violating most of the lease provisions and whining about next to nothing. I should add that it was Mr. H who showed up at the inital apartment showing as Mr. C was "in the shop with his car."

I should also add that Mr. C is the one with the lower credit score and who had a burglary charge in his youth 10 yrs ago.

They are joint and several. Should I send the sec dep return with both their names on it certified to Mr. C or Mr. H since they both have different forwarding addresses? In addition, Mr. C is of a protected class whereas Mr. H is not. Around here in BLUE NY, that may make a difference and could be seen as "discrimination" should I send the check to Mr. H.

--64.246.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Phil [OR]) Apr 8, 2024 11:37 AM
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Make it out to BOTH. Send it to one ( most responsible would be my choice). make two photocopy--keep one and send other with "copy- not for deposit" written on it tothe other tenant. Do not send certified. Send with a "certificate of mailing" and attach to your copy of the check that you keep. Proves when it was mailed.

Of course, include accounting for any deposit kept- send to both.

Let them work out the details of who gets what portion-not your problem. --76.138.xxx.xxx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Busy [WI]) Apr 8, 2024 11:59 AM
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EVERYBODY, all of us, are in a protected class. Treating someone differently because they are in a protected class is the very definition of discriminating. The relationship stuff, all of that drama, is not a landlord's concern. Two persons signed the contract, two persons will be named on the security deposit return. They sort it out. We are not drama police.

Phil's advice was excellent. --72.135.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by RB [TN]) Apr 8, 2024 12:08 PM
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Stay tuned for more Drama, soon. --69.130.xxx.xxx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 8, 2024 12:09 PM
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Thats just it Phil. Neither of them seem very responsible Mr H may be responsible by just a thread but he did not put in a change of address officially. I had to ask him for his forwarding address Mr C put in an official change of address to the post office.

Not that that makes any difference...the local mail cartier who is probably a third grade dropout, ontinued to drop mail into the mailbox although admitting they received a change of address for Mr C.

I should add that sadly these two were some of the most responsible that I can get for that neighborhood. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by MC [PA]) Apr 8, 2024 12:10 PM
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Make it out to both. They can figure it out. Wait whatever your state to check for "hidden" damages. Send certified and track it. --174.228.xxx.xxx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Jason [VA]) Apr 8, 2024 12:14 PM
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Not your circus, not your monkeys. Send one check made out to everybody on the lease and mail it to your rental. Let them fight amongst themselves. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 8, 2024 1:12 PM
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Jason, if I did that then the check would show back up at my PO Box as unclaimed. And then it would be my money and my circus...again.

MC, Yes I am going to put both their names on it but my question was WHICH tenant to send it to.

I think I will take a chance and send it certified/signature required to Mr. C (with both of their names on it) as he was the one who officially gave a forwarding address to the post office despite him being more devious than Mr. H, whom I hardly ever heard a peep out of the seven months they were there. --64.246.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Doogie [KS]) Apr 8, 2024 1:37 PM
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Make it out to both, agree with above. Be sure to write on the Pay to the Order of line "Mr. C AND Mr. H". The bank is SUPPOSED to have both people sign before they cash. Not all do as it can slip by sometimes. However, it helps to take the liability off you. If you write "Mr. C OR Mr. H" or you write "Mr. C, Mr. H" they only need 1 signature. If it is not stated specifically, it's an implied "OR" to the bank. --45.17.xxx.xxx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Jim [CA]) Apr 8, 2024 1:50 PM
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This would make a great TV series. As Mr. Casanova turns. --146.70.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 8, 2024 3:23 PM
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When you rented to them, who gave you the deposit?

In what form did they give you the deposit?

How did these tenants end up renting from you? --76.129.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by MC [PA]) Apr 8, 2024 3:30 PM
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I have learned to ask whonit is from.. it took time to learn it. Sometimes one hands the other money who hands it to me. Both names and to whoever gave an address. --73.230.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Vee [OH]) Apr 9, 2024 8:05 AM
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The check should have Mr c-AND- Mr H thereby requiring both to be where it gets cashed, they can dribble about who broke what and caused what deduction that wa not chrged in the following months rent on security video at the cash station, not your circus or your peanuts. --184.59.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by DJ [VA]) Apr 9, 2024 8:26 AM
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I would send it to the address given to me by the last departing tenant.

My reasoning: because you did not have possession again until the last one left - so at that time is when you got the most current forwarding address. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by zero [IN]) Apr 9, 2024 9:30 AM
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Agree send it to Mr.C with the check written to both with an AND.

Since this is a tough place to get filled for you maybe talk to H and see if he and his GF want to move in? --107.147.xx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Still Learning [NH]) Apr 9, 2024 8:54 PM
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I have a relinquishment of possession form everyone is supposed to fill out and sign. It gives a space to put forwarding address for security deposit accounting return. For a roommate scenario it states that the check will be in both names and returned to the address listed on the form unless other instructions are provided with both people signing agreeing to anything different. If they donít fill out and leave the form the check is in both names and mailed to the apartment. If I needed to pick 1 address to mail it to, I would choose the person who had been the one I had the most contact with and then mail a copy of the check and accounting to the other person. --73.159.xxx.xx




Another Sec Dep Return ? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 10, 2024 7:20 AM
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So your screening process failed YOU.

Is the tenant in control of YOUR or orientation process?

The real question should what is going get done about it? --24.101.xxx.xxx



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