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Know your rights as a tenant when dealing with a landlord…

  • Security deposits must be returned within 30 days after the tenancy ends or you may be entitled to triple damages. All deductions must be noted.
  • Deductions on a security deposit include: unpaid rent, damages beyond reasonable wear and tear, certain unpaid real estate tax increases.
  • Security deposits must be placed in an interest bearing account in which the tenant is to receive the interest annually on the anniversary of his tenancy.
  • The landlord must provide the tenant with written evidence indicating the actual cost of repairs such as bills, invoices or receipts.