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Move-Out Inspection Guidelines?

What are they for Virginia?  I moved out July 31, cleaned everything and reported no damage, however my previous landlord is charging me for dirty conditions and a ruined carpet.  The Landlord carried out the inspection on September 1, 32 days AFTER i moved out and 30 days after a NEW tenant moved in.  They also missed the 14-day deadline to notify me of deductions by 29 days.  I really don't want to take this to small claims court.  Any advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE:  The Landlord signed the Post-Inspection form September 1.  However, he inspected August 2.  I found this out yesterday, October 12.  He had evidence that the inspection really took place August 2 and I agreed to some of the charges.    The issue was the fact that he had misrepresented the date in which the inspection took place on the Post-Inspection form.  But since I hadn't really had any problems with him as a landlord before hand and was in fact responsible for partial 'damages' (only by definition of 'common area'), I settled for partial charges.    This has been resolved.  Thanks for your help.  L
He did an inspection 32 days after you moved AND 30 days after a new tenant moved in...confusing. Please clarify.
LH, how frustrating. The only way to possibly get your funds back, would most likely be through litigation. You could attempt to draft a letter stating you plan to pursue such in an effort to gain back some funds. Good Luck.
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