AmI still responsible if the landlord has decided to charge me for a missing item that was not discovered during the walk-through due to the power being off?

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AmI still responsible if the landlord has decided to charge me for a missing item that was not discovered during the walk-through due to the power being off?

We had the power turned off on the 31st. However, the landlord did an informal walk-through on the 28th when the electricity was still on and before the lease ended. There was no mention of the missing piece. Since that time, multiple contractors have had access to the property

Asked on February 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Georgia

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Possibly you are responsible for a missing item that was not detected in the informal walkthrough on the 28th if the 28th was not the final day of your occupancy of the rental. If it was and you returned the key to the landlord after the informal walkthrough, then you should not be responsible for the missing item.

The problem as you have written is that others were in the unit after the 28th and they could have taken the item.


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