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Security Deposit Law Guide - 50 States - This is the most comprehensive summary security deposit law guide available on the Internet for all 50 states and the District of Columbia (3 parts).  It has been meticulously double checked and includes links to each state’s statute and an authoritative publication, not a blog or newspaper column filler.  Resources include: 

  • Live link to the security deposit statute of each state (paid members only)
  • Each state’s deadline for refund or accounting of deposits at the end of tenancy

The Security Deposit; Preparing for Court . Get ready for a small claims court judge to hear your case against the tenant or get ready to defend yourself against a tenant who has brought suit against you.

Understanding the frustrating world of security deposits . A general overview of tenants trying to get their deposit returned (Chicago).

Security Deposit Recovery Law in Illinois – Illinois attorney does a good job describing the law on security deposits.

SECURITY DEPOSITS . Summary of security deposit information for landlords.

Chapter 4: The Security Deposit – Oregon's law on definition, protection, fees, advance rent, recovering, damages, interest, and contesting return of deposit.

Security Deposit and Fees . Another California city's rent board provide information for landlords and tenants.

Security Deposit - FAQs for the California landlord and tenant.

Video Taping and Move Out Procedures - Ohio landlord gives his tips on security deposit process.

Deposits and Prepaid Rent . Utah's BYU tells tenants and landlords about deposits, purpose, refunds, legal remedies, and damages.

Don't Let the Tenant Clean You Out of the Cleaning Deposit . Action packed how to handle a tenant who attempts to deduct his security/cleaning deposit from his obligation to pay last months rent.