Widlene P. on BirdEye
10 months ago
02/18/2021, 09:46 AM
I was a resident of Cavalier Estates for 2 years. On November 2nd, I was told that the house that I rented, would be going up for sale and that I had to go. My lease ended on 12/31/2020. I was very much surprised. Not only that, I was 7 months pregnant at the time (high risk) with two small children, faced with the challenge of finding a new home during this pandemic. The notice I received was not formal whatsoever. Matt Fonk (property manger) sent me an email instead. Per our lease agreement he was suppose to send me a written notice within sixty days of the end term of my lease. Matt did not. I had my baby on 1/1/21. Angel was so kind to provide me an extra 4 days. Fast forward 2/12/21, I received a letter and check for $80.32. Yes, out of $1150 security deposit they sent me $80.32. Now you can imagine I was livid! I read the letter which stated:
$1150 January rent
$60 lawn work
$750 (things left behind, blinds, hole in door, paint, cleaning)
Which left me $80.32.
Matt stated $890 was prorated rent. He lied. I stayed for 4 days out of 31 days. 1150/31 is 37.10. 37.10 x 4 is 148.40. 1150-148.40= 1001.60.
They are trying to keep an extra $111.60
1) I put in a work order in November for the small hole in the door to be repaired, nothing was done.
2)I left behind a basketball net and iron.
3)I bought blinds for the living room, as the ones before were damaged.
4)In the lease it states DO NOT PAINT, so why am I being charged?!
5) I cleaned the house the best I could, on account of me being discharged from the hospital on 1/3/21.
Another discrepancy, they did not provide me an itemized list of each individual charge.
Upon reaching out to Matt Fonk he stated, the contractors estimated damages to be $950. The house I rented was built in 1964. Over 56 years ago, yet he proceeds to show me pictures of cracks in the house and outside as if it was freshly built.
The letter was also dated 2/5. By law your supposed to mail out the claim letter with 30 days of the move out. Again Matt did not obey this law.
Whatever you do, DO NOT RENT WITH CAVALIER ESTATES. If you do be mindful of my situation. Also make sure to take pictures of preexisting WEAR AND TEAR on a old house. They'll try to get over on you for sure. They stated I left behind cans of paint(left behind by the contactors) and a satellite dish. I had spectrum the entire time I rented their property. Shame on me for not taking pictures of a dang roof before I actually moved in.
Matt Fonk did not care to properly handle this situation, now I have to fight for my money.
Please be aware!!!