Mooresville, NC asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina

Q: How do I protect myself from the landlord taking any of the security deposit when we have left the property?

Our landlord ended our lease/evicted us during an argument giving us a 60 day notice and with his unpredictable behavior we would like to be sure we get our security deposit back in full.

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A: Ideally, you should videotape the entire inside of the premises shortly before departing and returning your keys to the landlord so you can prove there are no damages to the premises for which you are responsible under the terms of your lease.

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