I recently moved out of a single family home that my family had been renting since 2011. We did not give notice until November 7th but moved out on November 30th. Our notice was sent by email to the landlord on November 7th but not first class mail. The landlord refused to give back the deposit until we have the house professionally cleaned. The landlord is also claiming that we owe for December rent since we did not give proper notice before the beginning of the month in November. Does the landlord have the right to withhold my deposit for either reason? The amount of the deposit was $2300. $500 of the deposit was for pet deposit and $1800 was for one months rent.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service.