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Postby Fifty » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:37 pm

Hi Everyone, my 1st post unfortunately is not very happy.
I have rented a small apartment in Limassol, managed to survive for two months. After numerous issues some of them never fixed or non fixable, the landlord decided it's best I move away.
Leaving the side the fact that I was forced to move away before the contract without a written notice and 4 days before the current month paid, he refused to return the deposit.
When I asked, they said: go to court, no problem.

So now the question: what would be the best way to recover the amount? It's small, 450 euro, but I don't believe if moral and fair to lose that money after all I've been through in that apartment.
I also need a solution not to spend too much in order to recover that fairly small amount, and if I win the landlord I believe will have to pay the expenses as well (at least that is what I've heard)
Can the police do something about it?
I have the contract, the receipts for deposit and monthly rent paid, pictures and recordings with the issues I've had and never fixed.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Sotos » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:13 am

Suing him is the only way... just make sure you have a good case. Seems kinda strange to force you out like that. Are you sure that those "issues" you are talking about are not your fault?
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Fifty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:17 am

Sotos wrote:Suing him is the only way... just make sure you have a good case. Seems kinda strange to force you out like that. Are you sure that those "issues" you are talking about are not your fault?


Yes I am, they were all there on arrival but not obvious on the viewing.
I will get a lawyer soon and will recover that amount. Such landlords are rare, and I had the bad luck to ran into one.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Sotos » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:28 am

Ok, good luck. First have your lawyer send him a letter and make it clear to him that if he does not pay you will sue him for an amount that will be much higher than the €450, since he kicked you out before the end of the contract and 4 days before the month you paid - the lawyer will know what to write. Then there is a high chance he will pay you those €450, about €100 of which will go to your lawyer.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:31 am

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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Fifty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:34 am

Hm, that is actually a good idea since yes I am a consumer, that is a company which rented, etc.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:40 am

Related words etc…

Give emphasis on the bolded letter...

Tenant = Enikiastis

Landlord = Idioktitis

Complaint = Parabono


To say…

“I’m a tenant and I wish to make a complaint about my landlord”

Use…

Ime enikiastis ke thelo na kamo parabono gia don idioktiti mou
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:43 am

Refresh the page please because I made some mistakes and corrected them... :lol:
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Fifty » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:50 am

Alright thank you will take action after holidays...
I will start making complaints everywhere including taking legal action, and settle with whichever comes 1st.
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Re: Seeking advise for recovering rental deposit

Postby Get Real! » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:51 am

English to Cypriot continued...

“But I don’t know where to apply…”


“Alla then xero bou na apodatho…”
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