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I am sorry to hear about this situation. After a tenant moves out, the landlord can apply the lease towards:
-unpaid rent, or
-damages to property beyond normal wear and tear.
Now, the withholding of part/all of the deposit for damages (which it sounds like this was) is deemed proper unless challenged by tenant in small claims court. So, it is up to you to file a small claims court complaint and then the Judge will determine if:
-the damage cited really was that beyond normal wear and tear, and
-if the withholding was reasonable.
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