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When do you need to return the security deposit?

There seem to be a lot of misconceptions about what a security deposit is and what it is not. While it’s understandable to be a little unsure on the topic of normal wear and tear: the security deposit is something that is in fact, defined by law. Though the laws vary from state to state, there are a few things that are pretty much universal.

What is Normal Wear and Tear?

Whether you’re a budding property manager or a tenant, you may have wondered what is normal wear and tear? Steven R. Kellman, a real estate attorney and consultant writer for The Washington Post’s Rentals Section addresses this very question in a 2004 Q and A. Though no blog can be taken as legal advice, the laws on this haven’t changed much since then. He states that the primary factor is going...

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