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Thank you for your help. This is the e-mail I plan to send my prior landlord. Is it okay?
This Letter of Intent shall serve as your formal notice of my intent to commence legal proceedings against you for failure to return my security deposit.
In the event you wish to resolve and settle this matter prior to legal proceedings, you must ensure I receive my full security deposit refund of $2500.00 no later than close of business (COB) Monday, June 24, 2013. If not received, a suit will be filed electronically. After filing, I will email you advising you of all additional costs incurred (filing fees, process service fees, summons fees, and any other fees or costs).
Once filed, I will not stop the proceeding UNLESS I receive the $2500.00 PLUS all fees incurred due to filing suit.
Failure to ensure I receive this deposit refund by the date specified above will cause me to initiate any and all actions necessary for the commencement of legal proceedings in the court and I will seek all damages and costs against you as allowable by law in respect of same.
Pursuant to Florida Statute Title VI, Chapter 83.49(3)(a), you were required to return my security deposit within 15 days after final lease termination date. As of Monday, June 24, 2013, 40 days (more than 5 weeks) will have elapsed.
Your prompt attention is appreciated,
This is a courtesy notice provided to give you a final opportunity to avoid additional and possibly significant legal fees. There is no legal requirement for me to provide this notice to you prior to commencing legal action.
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