Safety Deposit Scam
We stayed in this apartment for one month. I will say that the apartment itself was very clean and had good amenities. But the pictures of this apartment are not at all the apartment that we were taken to and is in no way reflective of the actual apartment. The bathroom was blue, the kitchen was inside, and the bedroom was pink, the terrace is separate from the apartment and not private. We were told that we needed to give the owner a safety deposit to be returned at the end of our stay as long as everything was found to be in good condition. During our stay we were constantly harrassed by an angry neighbor banging at our door demanding to be let it. The angry neighbor complained that the air conditioning water was leaking. We fixed the problem that very day (3 days after our arrival) by putting a bucket to catch the water. We emptied that bucket of water every single day and made sure that there was no more water leaking. At the end of our one month stay Luca, the owner of the apartment, claimed that the water had been leaking the entire time and refused to give us back the majority of our deposit. We found out from an Italian lawyer that what Luca did was illegal. Obviously it was his word against ours. But if you are reading this and you stay in this apartment it will be your word against his. If you don't want your safety deposit stolen and don't want an angry Italian neighbor banging at your door scaring you then don't stay here.
Owner's Response: Dear Girls,
1) different picture and separate terrace......this is not true....the published pictures relate to the appartment above with private terrace....you told me you were two people not three and I gave you a bigger appartment below at the same price....the neighbor and also the administrator knocked always your door (and you never opend the door to them) because you did not emptied the bucket and the water went every days in the apartment below....for all other things included safety deposit you have to write to the administrator not to me......
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