Newark, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: My landlord has never provided a security deposit statement in over 10 years. Can I surrender my deposit + 7% annum

I've lived in my apartment since 2009 of which I've been on a month to month since 2010. I have never received a statement, location info, or interest statements about it. I am being asked to leave and would like to use my security deposit as rent payment plus 7% annum. Do I have to send him a letter requesting that he provide that information giving him 30 days to respond or can I just submit the letter surrendering my deposit as payment?

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

A: Yes and the Landlord cannot demand that you pay another security deposit.

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