What to do if my landlord just took my whole deposit because she said my rent was late every month but never told me about it?

She took the whole deposit and I said I was late every month after the first month. She never said anything about it, until now. Can my deposit be used like that or can I get it back if we go to court?

Asked on March 9, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado


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