What If My Landlord Does Not Return My Deposit?

If your landlord does not return your deposit, he or she may be subject to a $100 civil fine and court expenses. You may also choose to sue your landlord in small claims court for an amount less than $5,000.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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