What is the law regrading a claim on a security deposit for breach of contract?

I rented an apartment from the owner for 1 year. During that time I had to dogsit for a friend who had a family emergency, however pets were not allowed in the apartment. I no longer live there and the landlord sent me a notice to impose a claim on my security deposit for breach of contract. According to state law, wasn’t he supposed to deliver a written notice of the noncompliance after the time of the noncompliance? And since this event occurred months ago, hasn’t the time to charge for that non-compliance passed based on state law?

Asked on August 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida


david slater / david p.slater, esq.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes. If he did not follow FS 83 regarding security deposit claims , he has waived his rights.

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