A recent client came to us because of a problem with a landlord. Our client signed a lease and gave the landlord a security deposit, but a disagreement then arose with the landlord over repairs that were supposed to be made prior to move-in. Our client decided not to move into the property and the landlord refused to return the security deposit because the lease terms allowed him to keep it. This client came to our Berks County landlord/tenant lawyers for help getting the money refunded. Attorney McAllister filed a case in front of a Magisterial District Judge asking for a return of the money. The MDJ granted a judgment in our client’s favor following a hearing at which Attorney McAllister argued that the security deposit should be returned based on the unfair terms of the lease. Our client was awarded $1,400 plus the costs of filing the the lawsuit.
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