Trenton, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for Delaware

Q: Can my landlord keep my deposit for allegedly failing to give 60 days notice when I never renewed my lease?

I gave a 60 day notice to move out by the end of August. My landlord sent me a letter stating that they were keeping my deposit because a letter was hand delivered to me stating that my lease was being extended to the end of September. I never received this letter and based on the date of the letter, I had already given a 60 day notice. They are now saying I forfeit my deposit for moving out prior to my lease end date. To add to this, I never actually renewed my lease for 2017-2018.

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