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    Question Rental deposit not returned, any legal recourse?

    I am just wondering if there is any legal recourse if your deposit is not returned. I know that they're not worth the paper that they're printed on, but we do have signed contracts.

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    Any smart renter, "Lives Out" his security deposit.
    If it's 3 months deposit, you don't pay rent the last 3 month, etc.
    You will NEVER see your deposit.

    ONLY the lawyer make money in legal battles here!
    YOUR MONEY!

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    We will now hear from some DR Spin Doctors who will say that they always get their deposit back.
    Ask them if they will pay you your deposit if your landlord doesn't?????

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    I don't rent but the only thing I ever hear is what CC said! Live out that deposit!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyH View Post
    I am just wondering if there is any legal recourse if your deposit is not returned. I know that they're not worth the paper that they're printed on, but we do have signed contracts.
    The Dominican way would be to do at least as much in damage as the security deposit. Too late now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    Any smart renter, "Lives Out" his security deposit..........
    I don't doubt what you say is probably true in many cases but I did get my two months rent deposit back about two days after I vacated the premises. I rented through a rental managing agent. Once the apartment was restored to it's original condition and I received a letter from edenorte my electric bill was paid in full I received a check (which did not bounce).

    I think if I had rented directly from the individual who owned the apartment I would have lived out the security.

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    As landlords we've had it go both ways. We have given the deposit back and we've had people just not pay for the last couple of months. Certainly most Dominicans seem to prefer to live out their deposit.

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    I figured this problem out years ago and have applied it to many islands.

    "Your 'security deposit' is that I'm a gringo. And if you don't maintain the apartment you'll be talking to (name drop some General or Police Captain). No likey? Adios."

    Never, ever directly give locals a deposit. I may allow for SLIGHT wiggle room with a rental agency but only if desperate.

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    This is a country where many RETAILERS and even Restaurants, especially in tourist areas or like on the beach cant even make Cambio.
    This used to frustrate me beyond belief at first...
    Point is , they cant even make change,, so expecting them to hold on to, and then RETURN a $$ Deposit, months or years later is kind of laughable if you really think about it. That money was spent long ago.

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    Negotiate and get part of your deposit back. You're not going to get the whole deposit back.

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    I don't know anyone who ever got all their deposit back in the US.
    I imagine it is even harder to do in the DR.

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