Hello. I'm moving out of my apartment on the 10th of this month, an old apartment on Juan Fanning in a building from the 70's or early 80's, 5th floor walkup. During my 6 month stay, moisture damage started appearing on the ceiling of the bathroom, in the hallway, and in my roomates room (i just noticed this stuff about a month ago, my roomate never told me about his room.) Now, they are saying we need to pay to paint the ENTIRE apartment. They have a security deposit of $1200 (2 months rent, which was ridiculous to me but the apartment is in my roomates name, he's a peruvian resident) and are talking about deducting the cost of the paint. None of this is me or my roomates fault, and the realty guy who came to pre-inspect the place even said so himself, saying "this looks like it's from the bathroom" and for the kitchen "this looks like it's a leak from upstairs" yet he still is saying we need to pay for it. There is damage to one part of one wall in my bedroom, b/c i put up a poster with crappy cheap tape and the tape is stuck to the wall now. I guess my question is twofold:
1. What legal recourse do I have about this B.S about painting the whole apartment b/c of the water damage? As far as I'm concerned, we don't owe 1 centimo for that. I've skimmed the forum and heard about doing the SUNAT thing, but what if they demand a ridiculous amount of payment for the paint? Can I say I'm not leaving the apartment or turning in the keys until I get a fair amount of my deposit back? I'm thinking worst case scenario here.
2. Anyone know roughly how much it costs to paint a bedroom here in peru? the paint is just normal white paint.
Thanks in advance. My roomate talked with the owner and she's going to send the realty guy back over, last time I was here and didn't really talk to him, he's going to come when my roomate is here this time, I'm asking this preemptively in case he insists we need to paint the apartment. Again, I'm willing to paint my room, (really it should just be 1 wall of my room) and nothing more. Thanks again.