IIs it legal to ask for 1st, last and security deposit from a tenant?

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IIs it legal to ask for 1st, last and security deposit from a tenant?

Or can you simply ask for first and security deposit?

Asked on July 11, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, first month's rent, last month's rent, and security deposit is legal for landlords to require in your state. The last month's rent may *only* be held or used for the last (unpaid) month's rent; it is not a security deposit which can also be used for damage to the unit or other charges.


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