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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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If you arrive late to a hotel, can they keep your entire payment even if they resold your room to someone else?

Consider this scenario: You book a hotel stay for two nights: May 1st through May 3rd, paying the full cost in advance. You end up missing a connecting flight and arrive at the hotel on the afternoon ...
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UK: What legal rights/dispute resolution methods are available to Licensees regarding their deposits?

In the UK, deposits for an Assured-Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) are protected under a Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Which provides protection for tenants and arbitration should there be any disputes. ...
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Question about Whether and When a Leasing Contract is Legally Binding, and How Legal Actions Can Be Taken In The Event of Contract Breach [closed]

Background I am a college student looking for housing, but a common problem my roommate and I have is confusion about how we are able to ensure that we won't be scammed when paying a security deposit. ...
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If a tenancy deposit is paid by one other than the tenant (ie, a Relevant Person), who does the deposit less deductions get returned to post-tenancy?

Raphael pays a tenancy deposit on behalf of Timothy, who lives in a property for a 12 month tenancy. Who should the deposit be returned to at the end of the tenancy? I'm wondering specifically if ...
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Does paying damages waive my right to sue?

I recently moved out of an apartment. The landlord has failed to give me a list of the actual costs mentioned here in state law which should make them liable for triple the deposit in damages. I see ...
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What legal rights do I have after paying a deposit for some building work?

I recently got some quotes in for refitting the garage door on my house. This obviously involves the builder making a substantial one-off purchase of a door to my specifications which he is going to ...
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What is acceptable use of security deposits?

Context: Non-residential Florida Office Space Lease Akerman indicates: Landlords routinely require security deposits from their tenants before entering into a lease for commercial property. Security ...
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Reclaim hotel costs from landlord

I was renting a room from a live-in landlord. My girlfriend came from Japan to stay with me for a few weeks. While she was here, the landlord asked for an extra €100 per week while she was here to ...
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Do automatically generated notifications from deposit protection schemes' own computer systems adequately fulfill landlords statutory obligations?

Note: please provide citations on the issue to substantiate any answers. Under the housing act 2004 the landlord must furnish the tenant with information about their deposits protection within 30 days....
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Must a deposit be reprotected for each successive tenancy, even if both the tenant and property remain the same?

Suppose Tim the tenant signs a 1yr fixed term AST with Larry the landlord. Tim pays Larry a deposit, which he protects. At the end of the fixed term Larry and Tim elect to sign another fixed term of ...
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Landlord charges (UK)

Our landlord entered our property illegally without permission to start repair work whilst we still had 2 weeks left on our tenancy agreement. They want to charge us for this work even though they had ...
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Refund on deposit day after signing order for

I went to the Ideal Home show yesterday and found a “Natuzzi” sofa that we loved. We paid a deposit (£1700). On getting home from the show I did some searches for reviews and discovered that the brand ...
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What is the adjudication process for resolution when a paid tenancy deposit has not been properly protected?

I gather that deposits must be duly protected in approved schemes within thirty days of receipt. If not there are penalties such as an obligation to return up to 3 times the deposit amount. However ...
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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....
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