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Old 12-07-2015, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Landlord refuses to return security

I just moved from this property and the landlord refuses to return security. He can't say he used it to repair the property since he had new tenants move in the day after I moved out. What can I do to get my security back. It's like 2000 dollars , which is a lot of money to just forget about.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First contact the landlord ideally send a certified letter asking for your money back.

If the landlord does not respond then file a small claims http://www.legalmatch.com/law-librar...ms-courts.html lawsuit. You don't need a lawyer for small claims, but you can talk to one to help you fill out the paperwork, but small claims honestly is not complicated.

Once your small claims lawsuit is filed you will have a court date. Then you will have to serve your landlord with the lawsuit and this will likely prompt him or her to contact you to settle the issue.

If that doesn't work then appear in court and present your case. Small claims is very basis no jury anything and lawyers are not allowed to represent anyone in these hearings so it is informal. Basically Judge Judy is exactly what small claims is like.

The judge will then decide your case and determine what if anything you are owed.
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