Could I report to police, making a criminal case, If landlord keeps ignoring calls mails and messages, while holding the deposit even without disclosing how much was the damage?
I used to talk to the Secretary of the landlord. Though kept asking co- inspection on the last day ir earlier, The Secretary kept asking me to leave the key to a real estate agent and the agent asked to do to the management office as he is out of HK. (Feeling not comfortable) but let the key to the management office and asked the Secretary and the agent to do inspection together anytime they want.
No reply and got a WhatsApp message after 13 days, one day before the deposit return deadline, that they need 2 weeks for the repainting etc due to the bad condition, not from normal wear and tear. They took pictures of scratches in the store room but most of them could be easily removed after normal repainting for a new tenant.
They were quite difficult and far away from cooperative so dropped email that let me know the additional cost from my obvious misusing. But another 3 weeks are passing and now the Secretary did not answer any call or message or mail. Even no reply to rental receipt issue Request....
Afraid the guy had a plan to scam the whole from the beginning. In this case, could i report to police?