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Can you tell me how long since you vacated the dwelling and returned the keys?
Has the landlord sent you any itemized list of deductions at all?
Did you not look at the house before renting it to see what type of garage and shop it had?
Ok, under FL law, the landlord has to send you an itemized list of damages and deductions within 30 days of you vacating the property if he intends on making a claim.
If he has failed to send you a written itemized notice within 30 days of you moving out, then he is in violation of FL law and can't deduct anything from the deposit and must refund the entire amount.
This is the law:
FL Statutes 83.49
If the landlord fails to give the required notice within the 30-day period, he or she forfeits the right to impose a claim upon the security deposit and may not seek a setoff against the deposit but may file an action for damages after return of the deposit.
So at this point, since it is well over 30 days, your recourse her is to file a small claims court lawsuit against the landlord and seek a full refund of your deposit..