Lease says landlord can keep my security deposit when I move out

May 21, 2014 22:04 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I found an apartment I really like.  The landlord wants me to sign a lease that would allow him to keep my security deposit when I move out, even if I stay for the full lease term (one year), give him 60 days' notice that I do not wish to renew the lease, and there are no dam... [More]

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Septic service company misled me about repair costs

May 9, 2014 21:55 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I had an issue with our septic service and got a quote from a company who said they could fix the problem for $195. After coming out to my property, they told me that additional work would be necessary, which would cost between $2,000-$3,000.  I told them I could not afford t... [More]

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Can a company pull credit report when you reload a gift card?

April 22, 2014 21:49 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I attempted to reload a restaurant gift card. After providing my credit card number, expiration date and 3-digit code, I was then prompted with three questions: The street number of my residence on a street that I lived on several years ago, the type of residence I live in on my s... [More]

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