Can the landlord keep the security deposit?
Your landlord can keep the deposit if you damaged the apartment beyond normal wear and tear.
Your landlord can only keep as much as is needed to fix the damage.
The landlord is required to provide you with an itemized list of the repairs that he proposes are the reason for not giving the deposit back.
When can a landlord keep your deposit?
A landlord must either return the security deposit or itemize deductions within a specified time period. This period is typically between 15 and 30 days.
Do you get your deposit back if you break a lease?
If a tenant breaks their lease, the landlord can keep all or part of the security deposit necessary to cover the costs associated with this breach. You may also be able to charge the tenant the court costs or attorney fees necessary if you have taken legal action against them.
How do I get my deposit back from landlord?
Steps for Getting Your Security Deposit Back
- Read Your Lease. Go through your lease as soon as you decide to move out.
- Notify Your Landlord.
- Pay Your Last Month’s Rent.
- 4. Make Small Repairs.
- Clean, and Clean Again.
- Take Your Stuff with You.
- Return Your Keys.
- Follow Up.