Lakewood, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: Can my old landlord keep my deposit for a water bill that i never had to pay untill i moved out?

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Brandi N Buchenau
Brandi N Buchenau
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If your lease provided that you (the tenant) was responsible for the water bill, yes. However, the Landlord needs to send you a detailed accounting of what your security deposit was used for within 30 days of termination of the landlord/tenant relationship. If landlord failed to provide that accounting, you make take action to get your security deposit back.

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