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I moved out of an apartment in November 2015 and I have not received my security deposit as of yet. What alternative do I have.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Please tell me:

1) What is their explanation for not returning the deposit? Do they say that they are simply processing it, or, do they claim damage to the property?

2) Have they sent you an itemized statement?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

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Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!
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