B.GillisDon’t send her anything and stop trying to handle this yourself. See biffs advice above. Really you should seek legal advice and notify the SLC housing authority.
I disagree, the legal course of action should be Plan B. Going the legal route right off the bat introduces extra work ( and money) that can be avoided if Plan A works. Plan A would be:
Send a letter but shorten it WAY up. Take all emotion out of it. State the facts and that's it:
This letter is to notify you that as of xxx date, I will be vacating the residence at xxx address.
I am requesting my full security deposit back. The signed lease and our previous discussions were a misrepresentation of the living situation. Misrepresentations include:
- Number of tenants and nature of tenants.
- The presence of a large, potentially aggressive dog
- The presence of video cameras, including one interior camera.
These misrepresentations are considerable and material to our agreement, therefore breaching the contract (*
Abi this is the key legal lingo so include this in the letter, maybe more than once).
I hope we can resolve this scenario quickly and cordially without the use of civil court.
If she balks at this letter, THEN go to the courts.