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I live in Florida and sent a letter to my landlord explaining that we expect to get our $1800 security deposit back less cost to replace a broken refrigerator drawer and a small mini blind totally $160. We cleaned the entire place thoroughly and left no other damage except for what i mentioned above and took lots of photos to document. We sent the letter several days after we moved out and then he responded within 30 days with a two page list of bogus and fabricated damages claiming that, not only will he not return our money ($1,640) but that we owe him another 1,000 dollars. My question is...Am I obligated to respond to his letter even though I have already sent him a letter regarding the security deposit? And second... if I do need to respond to his demand letter, does he have a certain amount of time to respond before I file in small claims court to get my money back?
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Trish
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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You do not need to respond to the letter further. You may proceed to sue in small claims court right away.

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Kindly let me know if that is fast and clear.

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Kindly rate the answer positively.

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