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Today was the 30 day mark of my moving out of my previous…

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Today was the 30 day mark of my moving out of my previous apartment; the landlord has failed to return my security deposit, and has also failed to give me an itemized report detailing what my security deposit was used for. I live in Ohio, and I want to know what my next step is

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

I have photos and a video of the unit that I took before handing over the keys; the representative in the office refused to do a walk-through with me, and stated that one would be completed 'in a few days'

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The property manager and I have had a few run-ins in the past; we did not get along, and I feel as though this is the reason why I'm not getting my refund

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 11 months ago
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Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 11 months ago

Where deposit has not been timely returned or any offset explained as required, tenant may sue to recover the deposit, liquidated damages, interest and legal fees. This can be done in small claims court or through local counsel. Good to have a timeline of events o be able to present a clear and concise case. Often threat of lawsuit will lead to prompt settlement.

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Lawyer: Infolawyer, Attorney replied 11 months ago

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