|Sample Security Deposit Refund Letter
As a tenant when you want to ask for a refund of your security deposit you should be polite and it is best done in a written form of communication. Writing a letter that asks for security deposit is quite challenging if you do not know how to do it.
Here is a sample letter that can help you.
Name of the Landlord
Complete Address of the landlord
Certified Mail #
Dear Mr. Landlord:
As you are aware, I have shifted from the house or apartment at [give complete address of the rental apartment or home] on [give the date that you moved out on].
Even though the premises were left clean, I am yet to get back the security deposit of [specify the amount]. I am sure that you are aware that the state's Residential Landlord-Tenant Act mandates that landlord has to refund the entire security deposit or give statement that gives itemized details as to why the security deposit is being withheld within twenty-one days of the tenant vacating the premises.
This Act also states that if a landlord does not send a written statement within twenty-one days to the tenant, he or she has full rights to get back the complete security deposit. Also, if the landlord does not return the security deposit or does not send a written statement, the tenant has full rights to approach the court to recover the deposit as well as any other expenditure that the tenant incurs.
Therefore, you are requested to send the security deposit of [amount] to my new address [give your new address for the landlord's reference]. In case the check for the security deposit is not received within 7 working days, I may have to take legal action to recover the same. So, I hope you will do the needful on receipt of this letter.
Name of Tenant
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