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We are the only law firm in Ohio dedicated to pursuing Security Deposits for residential tenants. We are able to provide you with legal options to meet your goals and exceed your expectations. Questions? Let's get started...
Move-in day is a busy time and in addition to planning your apartment's layout, you should also be planning on how to maximize the return on your security deposit. It may not be what you think about right off the bat when you are starting your tenancy, but it should be.
You should do several things to avoid disputes over the security deposit later on:
The more detailed you are with the above items, the less chance that you will be held responsible for these items when you end your tenancy. Use this opportunity to acquaint yourself with the space and your future landlord.
When you are ready to terminate your tenancy, you will want your security deposit back as soon as possible. Your landlord has an obligation to comply with the laws of the state you rent in, but MOST LANDLORDS DO NOT KNOW THE LAW FOR RETURNING SECURITY DEPOSITS. I am going to repeat this because it is to your advantage...MOST LANDLORDS DO NOT KNOW THE LAW FOR RETURNING SECURITY DEPOSITS.
The best methods to get your security deposit money back after your tenancy include:
The timeline for the return of your security deposit varies from state to state, click here to find the legal timeline for the return of your security deposit for your state.
Each state has its own laws on how a landlord may use your security deposit, and what a landlord may deduct from your deposit.
Most states allow a landlord to use your security deposit to cover damage to the unit that occurred during your tenancy or to put toward unpaid rents or utilities. Damages are items that rise above normal wear and tear during your tenancy. Ordinary wear and tear can be understood as follows:
Ordinary Wear and Tear; Landlord's Responsibility v. Damage or Filth: Tenant's Responsibility: