what should I do?
Informally you can contact the state consumer protection agency with helps with landlord and tenant
disputes. You can also contact your local Better Business Bureau to see if they offer landlord-tenant disputes
. In general, the landlord is to provide you with a written letter itemizing how they are entitled to such fees, keeping your deposit and for any cleaning etc... Of course you need to make sure they had your contact information to be able to send this letter. If they knew how to contact you but fail to send this letter, then they can forfeit asking for this, but his would require filing a suit against the former landlord disputing the amount. It would meaning having to file a lawsuit against the landlord disputing the amount, even if this occurred five years ago. So if you cannot resolve this informally through the BBB or State attorney generals office consumer affairs, then legally you would have to file a dispute in court and let the court decide.
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