I was wondering what peoples experiences with deposits have been. I'm a landlord myself and try extreamly hard to give back everything. In MN they also get interest! I notify them as soon as I get their notice things to clean, how I will show their unit and remind them they need to set up the walk through. I also include a copy of our first walkthrough. My lease requires they get the carpets cleaned by a professional and I include a few recomended cleaners that give discounts for me. After I do showing I notify them if I saw anything they need to clean before they move. Together we do the walkthrough and I point out anything that is not quite right. I also like to give them a day to correct anything I pointed out to save them the money. I'm guessing close to 85% get everything back. The 15% that dont, agree during the walkthrough on a price to correct or clean whatever needs to be done. It's never been a problem for me and all but one tenant have been fine with the charges.
Reason I ask is many tenants moving in seem to be extreamly concearned like they had been taken advantage of before.
Has this been an issue for others, and if so why or how?
I have never rented so I don't know what its like to worry about a deposit. Thanks!