Landlord will not return deposit/phone calls

By Frustrated in Denver

Help!  I subletted a room from a woman on a month-to-month lease and moved out April 1st.  I sent her an email about when to drop off the keys (she only uses a deadbolt lock) and what she wanted to do about the deposit.  She responded with that she would need a week or two to come up with the deposit.  That was on April 1st.  I have since left her multiple phone messages as well as sent a couple emails again asking what she wanted to do about the keys and deposit, but I have not heard anything from her since.  I know in Colorado the landlord has up to 30 days to return a deposit but it has now passed that point in time.  I have gone over the lease (which I had to request from her) and I have complied with all of the criteria she set.  So what now?  She is a single mother and, from what I thought, a nice person.  I don’t want to cause any trouble, I just want to give back the keys, get my deposit and be done with it.

Edited on: Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 4:58 pm

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May 12th, 2011 8:30 am

Since you can’t reach her. File a complaint. RPA agents would be able to reach her and sort things out for you.


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