Questions tagged [deposit]

This tag is for questions about security deposits in leases and rentals, and also for deposits in contract and purchase situations.

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How long does a contractor or retailer have to complete a project after a deposit is given

Suppose a person A is building a new dwelling. In order to receive a certificate of occupancy from my municipality A needs to meet building code requirements - A needs to have a bathroom sink ...
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Security Deposit Return

My landlord has not returned our deposit and the D.C. legal window to do so has expired. Upon reviewing my lease it says that the tenant must provide an address to return the deposit before the ...
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Property Law - Professional Clean/Damage

My landlord is currently trying to charge me for professional cleaning even though the property was cleaned thoroughly prior to moving out and the inventory of the house says that many rooms were of a ...
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Can you refuse to pay back deposit at your own discretion?

Let's say a business provides some service/activity to a customer and charges them a $100 deposit on top of the service costs. This deposit is to cover damages or other actions that negatively affect ...
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What kind of "theft by..." is it when someone refuses to return deposit?

I made a deposit payment to a moving broker but never signed the agreement. They are refusing to return my deposit. "Theft by unlawful taking" doesn't apply because I willingly gave them ...
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(San Francisco, CA) Can a landlord keep a security deposit if my apartment rental application is approved, but I back out of signing the lease?

I went to go see an apartment in San Francisco, CA and the said that they require a security deposit of 1.5x monthly rent just to apply for the unit. They claimed they would give the security deposit ...
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UK - Tenancy Deposit Scheme - what is the exact process of return?

I moved out of the property I rented at the end of June. Same day I asked for my deposit back. Letting agency returned with the End Of Tenancy Report listing all defects they found on the 7th of July. ...
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Cancelling an agreement before anything has been signed

In UK Law: Is a contract still valid if it has been sent to you and has not been signed? Can the cancellation of this contract void any terms which have been specified in the contract? Thank you
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Wedding: Return of Deposit Due to Cancellation for Covid-19 Reasons

There are a couple of parts to this question, so I have tried to emphasise the specific questions using the quote function (>quote). The location is UK (specifically England). Additionally... TL;...
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Can tenants in Arizona be required to professionally clean after agreement to break lease?

For reasons described below, my landlord told me a few months ago that I could break my lease if I found a house I wanted to buy. 6 weeks later, I closed on a house, and gave him 30 days notice. ...
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Small Claims court fee in the USA as a plaintiff — is it acceptable to ask for a refund from the defendant?

I was a tenant, and I have a dispute with a landlord (a leasing corporation) over the security deposit. Based on the facts alone, it seems to me that the law is on my side (however I do know that in ...
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Planning on signing a new apartment lease - can I get back a nonrefundable holding deposit due to natural disaster (i.e. COVID-19)?

Recently I put down a holding deposit for an apartment I intend to move into next month (April 1). However, with the spread of COVID-19, moving in 2 weeks' time could be risky, or potentially ...
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text about a deposit held by the landlord

In the hope of salvaging some of the deposit held by the landlord, my husband exchanged texts with the landlord. She kept coming up with all kinds of excuses why she wishes to deduct the cost of ...
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Does a Pet Deposit change the meaning of Wear and Tear?

I am curious, in a Rental Agreement there are the following stipulations for having pet(s) on the property: a non-refundable pet deposit be made (Payment) I think I can safely assume this is for ...
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How does rental income garnishment work?

I am a former tenant and never received my deposit. The small claims court ordered my deposit be paid in full. I understand I can garnish rental income from my landlord who still refuses to pay. My ...
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Can this 7% annual interest penalty on NJ security deposit be applied after the lease has ended?

Below is the penalty to which my question refers. The landlord NEVER gave info on where the deposit was held (at the outset or annually) as is required by law. The landlord also changed the account ...
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In Oregon, when can my landlord deduct carpet cleaning from my deposit?

I am a new resident of Oregon and will be renting a home. To prepare, I've been reading their landlord/tenant law. There are two parts about carpet cleaning and I'm not sure how to reconcile them. 90....