Category: Security Deposits

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back

What Should You Do if Your Landlord Doesn't Return Your Security Deposit?

Landlord and tenant disputes about security deposits are very common. If you believe that your landlord unfairly withheld deposit money for cleaning, repairs, or back rent or failed to return your security deposit at all, one major option you may have to consider is to sue them in small claims court. Read on to learn… Read more »

What is the Difference Between Wear and Tear and Damage?

The definition of “wear and tear” isn’t always easy to recognize. However, it is an important one for tenants to understand because it can make all the difference when you are moving out of your apartment and trying to get your security deposit back. What Does Ordinary Wear and Tear Mean? Your rental agreement may… Read more »

Dealing with Security Deposits

We all know the security deposit. You move into an apartment and you plop down a large chunk of change. Your landlord wants to ensure that they can hold you accountable for any damage you do to the property without having to chase you down for it. The problem is, some of the less honest… Read more »