Q: Now my question .. at this point .. in Florida .. do they have a timeframe to legally stretch out returning my deposit ?
PLEASE START HERE… Hello it’s hard to ask a question without providing background information … I’m in St Pete Fl and I moved out of my apt and about a mth and half later … I finally hear from my apts management company with a Itemized list how they were gonna keep my deposit — I pointed out they were passed the deadline to keep my deposit via email and registered mail .. she wrote back and said she would have a check issued but it would take another 30 days … now the question is … can they make weight another 30 days …
"If either party institutes an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to adjudicate the party’s right to the security deposit, the prevailing party is entitled to receive his or her court costs plus a reasonable fee for his or her attorney. The court shall advance the cause on the calendar."
So, although it might not be worth it, in theory, you could sue for the deposit and recover your attorney's fees.
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