When you move, your landlord must return your deposit, or explain in writing why they have not done so. You need to give your landlord an address where they can mail the deposit, it doesn’t have to be returned until after you have moved. Legitimate reasons for your landlord to keep a part, or all, of your deposit would be:
if you owed rent;
if you damaged the property;
if your lease or rental agreement stated that when you moved, money could be deducted from the deposit for cleaning or other maintenance costs;
if your rental agreement stated that the deposit was not refundable.
Below are some of the other frequently asked questions about deposits.
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