I am very sorry to hear this;
fortunately landlord tenant law tends to be tenant-protective, as you will see from the below. The landlord must send an itemized list within 30 days or forfeit the right to sue.
The owner must provide the tenant with an itemized written list of the deductions from the deposit and the balance of the deposit, if any, within thirty days of the date of termination of the rental agreement or the tenant’s departure, whichever is later. §47-8-18(C).
If the owner fails to provide the tenant with such written statement and to refund the balance of the deposit within thirty days of termination, the owner forfeits the right to withhold any portion of the deposit, forfeits the right to assert any counterclaim in any action brought by the tenant to recover the deposit, is liable for the tenant’s court costs and attorneys’ fees, and forfeits the right to assert an independent claim against the tenant for damage to the rental property. §47-8-18(D). An owner who retains a deposit in bad faith is also liable for a $250.00 civil penalty, which is payable to the resident. §47-8-18(E).
Statute 37-1-4 allows for property damate to be brought within 4 years-provided the landlord complies with the 30 day requirement.
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