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Q: Can landlord keep security deposit if we terminate early and they have found new tenants for the same month?

Foolishly my husband and I signed a one year lease agreement and a 2 hours later we ended up finding a home we wanted to purchase. Yes, we did it backwards and no I don't need a lecture on that! Upon letting the landlord know he said he would be keeping our $2100 security deposit (one month worth... Read more »

Andrew Gordon
Andrew Gordon answered on Aug 11, 2019

Unpaid rent is one item that can be paid out of a security deposit. Costs of re-renting the premises are another. You can ask for some or all of your security deposit back given the circumstances. If you can't agree on an amount, I'd suggest speaking with a landlord tenant attorney about your... Read more »

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