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Can a landlord take your security and not tell you where it

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Can a landlord take your security and not tell you where it is
JA: Does this involve a written or oral agreement? Is it a month-to-month lease or fixed term?
Customer: It was a year lease and renewal of another year
JA: Landlord-tenant law varies by city and state. Where is the property located?
Customer: In Ocala Florida
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  LandlordTenantAnswer replied 2 months ago.

Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help with your question and concern

Expert:  LandlordTenantAnswer replied 2 months ago.

Good morning. No, they can not. The law is clear on this and I have provided a link to the Florida Statute which controls, below. It is right there at the top of the statute, that the landlord does need to tell you where this is being held.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0083/Sections/0083.49.html

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
what if they do not
Expert:  LandlordTenantAnswer replied 2 months ago.

Do you know why they refuse to tell the tenant this?