Sample Letter 6- Demanding Return of Security Deposit
Dear (Landlord's Name),
It has been more than 30 days since the end of my tenancy. During this time, you have neither returned my deposit nor given me an itemized list of deductions from my deposit. According to state law, if you do not do one of these things within 30 days, you forfeit any claim on my deposit. Also, according to the law, if you do not settle this with me within 45 days of the date I moved out, I can take you to Small Claims Court and sue for double the amount of my deposit.
Unless you return my deposit in full in the next two weeks, I will have no other choice but to file in Small Claims Court for double the amount of my deposit. I hope this will not be necessary.
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