i have a $600 deposit on a house that i was living in, the house burned the landlord refuses to give my deposit back. I had renters insurance so if it turns out that they think it was my fault, my insurance will pay for it.
State/Country relating to question: Ohio
have asked for it back, but they said no because the house burned while i was living in it
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What is the amount of the damage and would your renter's insurance cover the entire amount?
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Was a determination made who's fault the fire was and also a claim filed against your insurance?
not yet the insurance company said they would work it out
it was a electral fire
Basically, since there was damage to the rental unit, the landlord has the right to hold on to the security deposit until the claim is resolved. If in fact it is determined that you were not at fault or your insurance company settles the claim if you are at fault, you will be legally entitled to the return of your security deposit.
Unfortunately, I am afraid you would have to wait until the claim is determined and resolved.
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