First they take a huge deposit in multiples of 10. If you pay 10k rent you shell out 100k of your hard earned money as security deposit. Which as the name suggest is in
DE(e)POS(h)IT ~ DEeP ShIT
Let’s leave that there. Although you don’t get any interest, it’s reasonable from the owner’s side to keep some amount in case the tenant is trouble some like this one.
(Just when you guys thought the Landlord saga is over)
But for families like mine, where it’s just the two of us, we have taken care of the house just like ours. But that doesn’t seem to pay off as I am doing the paying.
To make things clear, I am moving out of my house to an apartment. The current landlord has told me that she will deduct 9k for painting + cleaning charges which will come around 500Rs.
Now that sounds very very unreasonable as the painting wouldn’t take more than 6k. Also the place doesn’t require any painting as well.
So her crooked mind has this plan.
- Make some easy money. Deduct as much as possible from the existing tenant when they move out.
- Don’t paint the house.
- Rent it out to an unsuspecting family.
- Go to point 1.
Asking around, I learned that this is the trend in Bangalore. Almost all my colleagues who have moved out once earlier have lost out at least 5-10k to the landlord. They list out damages which have not happened during their tenure.
How greedy can people get? Doesn’t the landlord know that this is hard earned money that we are talking about? As far as my income goes, it is not growing on a tree.
But for her it’s the tree (us tenants) that the money grows on.
Let take this example. You rent a car and you drive for 100kms. The car company will charge you rent for the day and check if you have made any damages. If not they would not charge you any extra money on it.
Now the car would have undergone wear and tear, like the life of the tyre would be now less (total life in Kilometers minus 100kms).
(The wear and tear) + %car’s price + profit = Rent.
Imagine if they say “Well, you drove for 100kms so you have to repaint it” or “Replace the tyres.”
That sounds unreasonable right?
Let’s leave everything, even if the LL wants to repaint it, why doesn’t she ask for a reasonable amount? The actual painting cost?
She is an old lady,
But still greedy.
Just when I thought that the robbers and terrorists are criminals, I have one staying on the 1st floor.