Murrieta, CA asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: The owner said "I had to wait 20 days for my security deposit" & it passed 20 days already,the owner has not respond

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James Kenneth Sweeney
James Kenneth Sweeney
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The law states that a full accounting of any deductions from your deposit plus any remaining balance therefrom is to be given to the former tenant not later than 21 days from the termination of the tenancy. Sue the landlord in small claims court and seek sanctions against him for his failure to comply with this strictly observed law.

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