Here is some information on getting back your security deposit:
- Unless you owe rent or the landlord claims you have damaged the apartment, he/she must return your deposit within 14 days after your tenancy ends. If he/she claims damages, he/she must send you an itemized list of them within 14 days and return any part of the deposit not needed to cover repairs. He/she cannot deduct for "reasonable wear and tear."
- If the landlord does not contact you regarding the security
deposit or damage deposit within 14 days, we recommend you call your landlord and determine why and remind her/him that they must provide the deposit or reasons for keeping the deposit in writing to you. If a landlord wishes to continue withholding the money without documented reasons, you can always take the person to small claims court to attempt to regain your money.