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Can a landlord at the end of a lease deduct, an amount of the security deposit, which he verbally , after me being in financiel stress, proposed by his self lowered the rent.
Asked on June 18, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Michigan
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Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
huh? A landlord can only deduct actual costs for repairs/cleaning, etc. once you leave your tenancy. You must also receive an itemized list within a certain amount of time. If you don't, your landlord could theoretically lose the option of deducting those amounts from your rent.
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