Bristol, RI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: I am 68 year old male with a 64 yo wife, What are our rights utilizing a security deposit for our last month's rent?

In less than a week we have been informed of $350 a month increase, which we have declined. Been served with a 30 day vacate the premises, which we have agreed to; but want to use the security deposit to pay the last months rent to cover a security deposit & moving costs to new resident.

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: If your landlord is in agreement, great. If not, and there are costs that are attributed to you for any damages, you may find yourself defending a lawsuit in the district court.

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