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Security Deposits, Part I: Inspecting & Documenting the Rental Unit PRIOR to Move-In

Landlords often ask tenants for a deposit, or “security deposit”, as a condition of moving into a rental unit.  The landlord holds the deposit to safeguard his property against the potential risks of allowing a tenant to live there.  At the end of the tenancy, the landlord may lawfully elect to use part or all of the security deposit to pay for:

The “Repair and Deduct” Remedy for Renters

About a month ago we posted an article about Habitability Requirements for Leased Properties and Implied Warranty of Habitability, which discussed landlords’ obligation to make certain repairs in rental properties.

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