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Old 10-19-2009, 11:24 AM
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I rented from a house from a private owner, and lived there for two years with no late payments. When we moved out I had the carpets professionaly cleaned and the house looked to be in good shape ( less ofcourse normal wear and tear ) We paid a $950 deposit and on Oct 17th we recived a check in the mail for $200. There was nothing attached to the check, reagrding move out charges or anything. I would like to know where the other $750.00 went. We moved out on September 30. Isn't there a rule that states if a landlord/owner is going to take money from the deposit, thay are responsible for providing a detail of exactly what the charges are??
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:03 PM
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Yes the LL is suppose to give you that, but can give you the money back first and sent you a specified letter afterwards within the time limit....

I have send a check by using bill pay which was received by the previous tenant, a day later I send a certified letter specifying the reasons why I distracted the amount....that letter was denied by the tenant....The tenant had no clue the bill pay came from me since it had a bank logo on the enveloppe....
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:36 PM
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John, it depends on what's in your lease contract. Please read that thoroughly. There are security deposits, pet deposits and a host of other names are used. Also, section 83.49 of the Florida Statutes covers deposits and advance rents for the Landlord/Tenant. Here's a link --> Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : flsenate.gov
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:17 AM
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Yes, it's called a Notice of Intention to Impose on Security Deposit. If I were you, I would call him and tell him that you need that breakdown of charges or you will take him to small claims. Did you cash the check yet?
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:28 AM
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(3)(a) Upon the vacating of the premises for termination of the lease, if the landlord does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit, the landlord shall have 15 days to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, or the landlord shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail to the tenant's last known mailing address of his or her intention to impose a claim on the deposit and the reason for imposing the claim. The notice shall contain a statement in substantially the following form:

This is a notice of my intention to impose a claim for damages in the amount of _____ upon your security deposit, due to _____. It is sent to you as required by s. 83.49(3), Florida Statutes. You are hereby notified that you must object in writing to this deduction from your security deposit within 15 days from the time you receive this notice or I will be authorized to deduct my claim from your security deposit. Your objection must be sent to (landlord's address) .

If the landlord fails to give the required notice within the 30-day period, he or she forfeits the right to impose a claim upon the security deposit.
(b) Unless the tenant objects to the imposition of the landlord's claim or the amount thereof within 15 days after receipt of the landlord's notice of intention to impose a claim, the landlord may then deduct the amount of his or her claim and shall remit the balance of the deposit to the tenant within 30 days after the date of the notice of intention to impose a claim for damages.
(c) If either party institutes an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to adjudicate the party's right to the security deposit, the prevailing party is entitled to receive his or her court costs plus a reasonable fee for his or her attorney. The court shall advance the cause on the calendar.
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