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Old 02-01-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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Default Security deposit question

I moved out of my place on Dec 31, 2009. My landlord lives abroad (long story) but he since he lives there he has my phone number and email address. I never sent him my new address however when I moved out. I still havent heard from him about my security deposit and it has been well over a month. Did I need to tell him where I was moving or since he can contact me is it his responsibility to do so? Do I have the right now to go to small claims court and get 2x my deposit?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Well if you did not provide a new address how was he to mail you back a settlement statement & return of your security. You can't do that by email.
Maybe he did send it and it was returned as undeliverable by the post office. Did you put a change of address in with post office???

I would contact him asap with all the details of where you now live.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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Yes, call him, but you should also have the bank information where it is kept? By law, it has to be in an interest-bearing bank account with your name on it as well as his. I get bank statements yearly regarding mine.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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I get the bank statements yearly as well and my mailing address is being forwarded to my new place. I was more curious if it was his job to contact me to get my new mailing address or what.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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I get the bank statements yearly as well and my mailing address is being forwarded to my new place. I was more curious if it was his job to contact me to get my new mailing address or what.
No it's your responsibility to provide fowarding address. If you put a change of address in with post office and have not received anything I would give him a call/email asap. If no response then yes I would take it to court.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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It seems silly to me to wait for him to try to track you down when you could just give him your new address?
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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It seems silly to me to wait for him to try to track you down when you could just give him your new address?
Duh.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Cranford NJ
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Looks like one for Judge Judy.
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:52 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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By the way you can get treble (triple) your deposit if he doesn't return it in a timely matter. You gotta let him know asap. I'd call and send a certified letter so I could prove in court that I passed on the information.
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