Law Offices of Bruce A. Johnson, Jr. Reviews (1)
Office space (two units) was leased from JRI Properties (Johnson Real Estate Investment Company, llc), hereafter JRI, operated by Bruce A, Johnson, Jr., LLC lawyer. A formal lease was entered into with the original owners of the property and renewed for several years by both parties. JRI purchased the property several years ago and became the latest landlord. The lease from the previous landlord was adopted at the time JRI purchased the units and in subsequent years JRI issued their own lease. That lease, latest full version from 2007, contains a Security Deposit clause at paragraph 24. That clause deals only with delinquent rent. Paragraph 7 covers Alterations, Maintenance and Surrender with usual language about leaving the property in the same order it was received and with usual wear and tear excepted.
The security deposit held by the landlord totals $5098.14
JRI was informed that the company was closing and the property would be vacated early in 2012. It was cleared of all belongings and left broom clean, generally in very good condition. JRI was informed of this progression of events by e-mail and in person to a manager of JRI who visited the property on several occasions. Vague references to "damage" and the need to withhold the security deposit were made later by e-mail from Bruce Johnson. Documentation of this was requested by the tenant but not received. Photos in tenants possession indicate the good condition of the property. The refund of the deposit was requested again and has yet to be received. It has been one year since the property was vacated and the request for security deposit refund was first made.