SteveZee wrote:Just like a rental car or private airplane. You rent with a full tank and you fill it up when you return it.
I feel like im beating my head against a wall here
Im going to spend just a minute to discuss only a very few of the reasons why im right and your wrong... security deposit is limited in many states (so your theory of simply adding security amount to protect the landlord is flawed), next.... security deposits have to be held in an interest bearing account and the landlord needs to keep quarterly records and should send these records to the tenant (you might say... "well i got big shot attorney who wrote "all parties agree deposits shall be held in a non- interest bearing account and that it is agreed that the oil security shall not be construed as the "security deposit" for the unit" and i will tell you the JUDGE will laugh in your face and castrate the landlord). next... even if you wish to go through all that for mentioned hassle you will be at risk forever of things like subletting and other similar events which i would need to give a class on to explain to you. Next.... damaged oil gauge when they leave to make it appear you have full tank of oil, claims by tenant of damaged oil gauge upon eviction (after that brake it mind you! LOL). next ... rarely do we ever see a pleasant vacancy of rental property (oh sure sometimes tenants buy a home and move and everyone is cheerful and delightful sprinkling rose peddles upon each other) BUT more often then not its NOT friendly and you seriously thing the tenant is going to kindly spend $1000.00 while they are being evicted
have you lost your MIND!
Now... In the words of the great Jack "I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way." JK (i just love that speach)