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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.
No they cannot .You should demand the whole deposit and file in small claims if you have too.This is strictly a damages deposit or back rent, here if you have paid your rent and the premises are clean you should get all of your deposit back.No hotel and rental car fees here, you are being robbed by the landlord.You have rights to sue here in small claims court for the amount the landlord is withholding and you are owed here.
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Yes you need to respond here and ask for copies of receipts here.That's reasonable documentation for what they spent here.And no hotel and rent cars, that's ridiculous.You sue here if you have too,I can understand your frustration in all of this.
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