Elizabeth, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: Landlord took 31 days to mail deposit. Added more than 10% additional deposit when rent was increased. Anything I can do

Returned half of the deposit. Never received disclosures about where was the deposit or if it earned any interest.

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Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes! Demand an accounting which should include earned interest. If no satisfactory answer received, fle suit for late return of a portion of the security, no accounting for deductions, ans no accumulated interest. You may file the complaint by your self. If an attorney is retained and you win, the attorney's fees are paid by the landlord.

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