Can I sue for a security deposit?

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Can I sue for a security deposit?

My wife and I moved out of an apartment recently we paid $850 in a security deposit. In the signed lease it states that there is a non refundable $150 cleaning portion of that deposit. I got the letter back from the landlords and we received $235 looking at the statement of reasoning is $150 for carpet cleaning, floor cleaning, wipe down floors floor boards, fans, and light fixtures; $100 for clean fridge, stove, fan, cabinets, sink; $30 to replace stove pans; $75 for bathroom cleaning; $60 for windows and blinds and $200 for sand and paint patching of the walls you did. Do I have a case that would be beneficial to go to small claims for?

Asked on August 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Indiana

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I think what you are trying to say here is that you were double charged, correct?  "cleaning" fee should have been for everything.  WHat you have to figure out is what your state law will also allow (easy enough to google it on line).  But I think that you should give it a shot.  Good luck.


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