What to do if my landlord is charging us $25 an hour to make necessary repairs to the apartment that we vacated?

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What to do if my landlord is charging us $25 an hour to make necessary repairs to the apartment that we vacated?

I know he (landlord) made the repairs themselves and didn’t hire an outside source. Also, I feel that they have embellished on the amount of time actually spent doing the repairs in the home. What are my options?

Asked on January 26, 2013 under Real Estate Law, West Virginia

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Good question. You need to ask for a fully itemized receipt for services rendered with respect to your former unit to be provided you where such services were provided by a third party and not your landlord. Unless you receive what is suggested, you have a legal basis for contesting any charges against you by the landlord in that most likely the landlord is doing the work and is gouging you on the charges at $25.00 per hour.


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