Property-manager house call stops security deposit theft

In the morning of Saturday April 5th, a group organized with the Seattle Solidarity Network paid a visit to a property manager. Over a month ago, a prospective tenant decided that he did not want to move into the building she was renting in Everett. Unfortunately he had already given her the security deposit, and she was not returning his phone calls. He was couch surfing and needed the $450 back in order to get a new place.

So that morning, eight of us crowded onto the front porch of the property manager’s large suburban house in Renton. When she answered the door, still in her pink bathrobe, we presented her with a letter demanding the money back within six days, or else… She slammed the door. We were getting ready to escalate our tactics and take action again, when the money arrived, registered mail, several hours before our deadline.