Fort Myers, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: My owner sold my unit in January and my lease expires in June Now the new owner is holding my security deposit for

Repairs for things that were here when I moved in, like a leak stain in the ceiling from an old ac and a crack in the tile at the front door. How am I supposed to get my deposit back without being held responsible for things I didn't damage?

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A: You would need proof the damages were pre-existing, such as photographs with a date/time stamp, a video with a date/time stamp or a form signed by you and the landlord.

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