Landlord charging security deposit


I lived in an apartment for 6 months, after moving out i heard nothing back from them about my security deposit for 9 months.  I was busy with other things and had forgotten about it, then recieved a letter from a debt collector saying I not only will not get back my security deposit, but I also owe an additional $210.  The original security deposit was about $1300.  I wrote back and asked for specifics as to why I owe money, and they sent back the walkthrough from the landlord saying the carpet was stained.  Even if the carpet was stained and needed replaced, I don’t feel like I should owe the full replacement on this carpet, as it was old and worn when I moved in.  Also, I was wondering what the policy was on interest on security deposits.  The interest they showed that I was recieving on my security deposit added up to be about 0.5%.  If you could help out on this matter it would be greatly appreciated, I’m stuck and don’t know how to proceed with this.

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Edited on: Thursday, June 9th, 2011 12:43 pm
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