My landlord wants to keep half of my security deposit. I told him I might be moving out two weeks early but I didn't and he told me I had to be out by the 18th of October because he had people moving in on the 19th. I paid him for the whole month of October. I left the place spotless taking 40 pictures to prove it is clean. The lease says that I was to give 60 days notice but I only gave him 5 weeks. Can I sue for the rest in small claims court? If he gives me a check for half can I cash it?
1 Answer from Attorneys
The question is whether you complied with the terms of the lease. From your post, you did not.The landlord may (or may not) claim more damages from you in a counterclaim if you try to sue. We don't have the lease to see exactly what it says. It may be wise to settle the matter and move on.
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