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Old 10-05-2015, 04:33 PM   #11
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It is one and the same. The agent represent the owner, stands in the owner's stead and is liable for any representations made. Yes, you can take her to small claims court and allege misrepresentation. You can also file a grievance against her with the Real Estate Licensing board for your state.

My best guess is you will get your deposit back if you file your grievance first and then the small claims suit. Real estate licensing commissions take a very dim view of an agent making misrepresentations and then screwing around with their trust account, misappropriating people's money.
Thank you, I think knowing I have action that I can take against her license may encourage her to have the deposit returned.

All of you have been very helpful, thanks!!
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:18 PM   #12
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I paid 400 dollars as a pet "deposit"
It is not a fee.
There has been no damage so the landlord must refund me is that right?
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:47 AM   #13
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Damage is in the eye of the beholder. Pets often require special cleaning or carpet replacemnt to remove traces of their presence, even if they did not actively cause damage.
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Old 06-01-2017, 01:02 PM   #14
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Is the NY law clear?

Is a pet "deposit" just a deposit that I get back. There has been no damage.

I am moving out in four weeks and the landlord has not answered my emails on this.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:33 PM   #15
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Is the NY law clear?

Is a pet "deposit" just a deposit that I get back. There has been no damage.

I am moving out in four weeks and the landlord has not answered my emails on this.
Here is the NY Security Deposit statute:

http://law.justia.com/codes/new-york...cle-7/title-1/

Study it carefully and you will know all that needs to be known.
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A pet deposit is to cover additional damages a pet might cause. No damages equals refund. It should not be confused with a pet fee, which is not refundable.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:44 AM   #17
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Our complex charges 500 dollars nonrefundable for an emotional support animal, and that seems to me like that should be illegal.

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Old 01-08-2019, 12:56 PM   #18
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It's not illegal. An animal is still an animal that can cause damage. If you don't like the fee, live elsewhere.
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