landlord will not return my deposit

By Nicole

Hello, my name is Nicole recently my landlord lost the building i am currently living in i am trying to move but he is refusing to return my deposit. D oes he have a right to do that,because the bank is telling me that i am responsible for getting my deposit back from him.

Edited on: Monday, May 2nd, 2011 3:20 pm

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May 27th, 2011 12:50 pm

If you owe back rent or you have damaged your apartment, your landlord may deduct those costs from your deposit. But, if you owe him less, he must return all or part of your deposit. Give him a written notice. You and your landlord can agree to a shorter notice period, when you agree in writing. Do you have a lease? If yes, read it to see what kind of notice you must give. He must either return all of your deposit or send you a letter telling you why he is not giving some or all of it back. He must send this letter to your “last known address”. Or if you already moved to a new place, give to him your new address or make sure your mail is being forwarded so that you will get the letter.


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