Security Deposit Tips and Help

Here are a few tips and help for getting your security deposit back once you move out. The process is typically simple, if you have done an adequate amount of cleaning, but sometimes disputes can arise.


Explanation: if your landlord withholds any portion of your deposit, they are required by law to provide a written account of the deduction details.


Communicate: landlords are not evil people out to get you, so before you move out, ask the landlord to do a quick walk through to be sure you are leaving the apartment in the correct order.


Stains: managers can only deduct deposits for damages, and they are responsible for items that are normal wear and tear. However, wall and carpet stains are not considered normal wear and tear so be sure to clean those areas.