Problem with security deposit

By Leslie

I recently moved out of a rental. My security deposit was $1000. My rent was $1800 a month. The last month I only paid $850. There was a miscommunication on the security deposit. I was under the impression that the landlord was going to use the deposit towards the rest of the rent. She changed her mind and said that I have to pay it and then she will give me my deposit minus what damages. I am pretty sure she has no intention of returning any of the deposit to me, as she did not do a walk thru with us. She just had me leave the keys and garage door opener at the residence and she would get it later. She has only left me a message regarding the rest of the rent money, nothing about returning any of my deposit, and the house is on hold to go into foreclosure. I don’t know if I should just give her the rent and be burned for the deposit, like I have a lot in the past or just not pay her.

Edited on: Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 1:19 pm

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