When these tenants left their old house in a mess, their ex-landlord dumped it in front of their new home

[post_page_title]What about the security deposit?[/post_page_title]
Many reading Thomas’ tragic tale may be thinking to themselves, “Isn’t that exactly what the security deposit is intended for?” Well, yes, but it’s not nearly as simple as it might sound.

What about the security deposit?

True, damage to the property, abnormal cleaning costs, and unpaid rent are considered reasons to deduct or completely withhold the deposit. However, in the U.S. laws vary from state to state, and landlords are obligated to show itemized receipts for any costs to prove their justification for doing so, or they leave themselves open to legal action.

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