How Long Does A Landlord Have To Return Security Deposit And What Can I Do If They Don't?


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Shaun Secours Profile
Shaun Secours answered
What state are you in? Landlords are bound by law in California to at least provide you with an itemized statement of any withheld securities within 3 weeks of your vacancy. 8 weeks is way too long. Start sending your landlord emails (if possible) or certified letters so you will have a paper trail if you end up in court over this. I know you could be awarded damages that are up to 2x your deposit.
melissa childers Profile
I work at an apt. complex..our policy is 4-6 weeks..we have to clean and do whatever repairs that need to be done, which can take up to 2 weeks depending on the severity..then we send the deposit refund report in to our finance office, they then will mail out the check..if you haven't heard anything in 8 weeks, I'd call them.

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