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ok i rented my apt with a contract of no smoking and drinking

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ok i rented my apt with a contract of no smoking and drinking in apt but when the renter i found a lot of buts on my couch and 5 wiskey bottles in there too i took picture and i want now to keep some of his depoist for not obeying my rules on a contract can i do that or not take some of his depoist please answer me ok landlord
I am afraid that you cannot penalize the tenant in this manner. The recourse would be eto evict for violation of the term of the tenancy. The only way you can apply the deposit is you are required to do additional cleaning as a result when the tenant vacates.
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