Raleigh, NC asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: How long does a landlord have to return a security deposit in North Carolina?

I received an email that my security deposit would be mailed out that week. Then a month later I was sent a bill stating I owed for damages. I was sent the itemized bill 48 days after the end of my lease.

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Paige Kurtz
Paige Kurtz
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: A landlord has 30 days to issue an itemized statement regarding the application of the security deposit and/or return any unapplied security deposit. However, if the landlord's damages are not fully known in that time, they have to issue an interim accounting and then a final accounting within 60 days.

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