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So we recently ended a lease on a property

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

we did our walk through everything was fine. The A/C worked just fine when we left. 2 weeks later the A/C freezes up and now this was taken out of our deposit. They said the tech said it was because the filter was dirty. I do know the filter needed to be changed, so I have no problem being charged for a new one. My question is, is this normal for them to deduct this from our deposit 2 weeks later when something goes wrong?
I am new to this and not sure how that works. When we moved out of our apartment years ago during our walk through they told us if any of our deposit would have been kept.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Was there a signed off, copy in your hand acceptance of the final walk through?

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Do you have proof that you changed your power bill to a new address prior to notification that the AC froze up? If you’re not paying a power bill at the time the damage occurred, I don’t see how you would be liable.
I would pursue this in small claims court, if your deposit wasn’t returned to you when you returned the keys and signed a final walk-through acknowledgement. I don’t see how I can hold you responsible past the point of the lease termination.
As a landlord – I have the filter’s changed every 6 months when A/C/Heating guys perform an inspection. Summer and Winter basically. Its never my tenants responsibility to maintain my Heating/cooling systems.