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If you are claiming that the landlord failed to make reasonably necessary repairs to keep the home up to code and you gave him notice of the repairs that were required during your tenancy, then you can file a counter suit against the landlord for breach of lease to try to offset the damages he is claiming. Furthermore, he will need to actually present proof of the damages you caused, not merely continue these allegations without proof. If he has not provided you proof, you can also take him to court first and sue for him improperly holding your security deposit and claiming damages that did not exist and seek to get the court to order him to return your deposit.
Thank you for your reply.Security deposit must be returned to the tenant unless the landlord can prove actual damages that need to be paid for. So the landlord has to return it to you.