If I receive a partial return of my security deposit electronically, should I accept it if I disagree with the amount withheld?

Asked about 2 years ago - Palatine, IL

the landlord has less than 5 units and is withholding more then I think is fair

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Send a certified letter, return receipt requested, to the landlord indicating your objection and asking for a full accounting. Hold the check until you get a response. If you do not get a response, you may need to decide if the difference in what you received and the amount you expected is worth taking your landlord to small claims.

  2. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes you should.

    Written objection. Send to LL. Certified Mail, return receipt requested.

    READ THIS BEFORE CALLING OR EMAILING ME: I am licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in Virginia.... more

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