Northville, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: Does my apartment complex have to give me my security deposit back?

I am in Michigan and my old apartment complex never sent me an itemized list of damages or what they were using my security deposit for and its been over a month. I took a video of me dropping off the letter in their drop box with my forwarding address on it which i gave them the exact day I moved out. So they were given my forwarding address as well and I have proof of that.

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Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: There is a particular timeline that must be followed in Michigan regarding security deposits on both the landlord and tenant side. If that timeline hasn't been followed, then you might have a cause of action to file and recover it.

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