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Is a one month security deposit and first and last month's rent - all considered part of a security deposit?

Philadelphia, PA |

Last year, I paid to my landlord one month's security deposit, plus first and last month's rent when I signed the Lease Agreement with him.

My Lease Agreement is stating that "After the first year, the landlord must reduce the security deposit to no more than one month’s rent."

My first year ended May 31, 2012, and the second year began June 1, 2012. Does this mean that I am to expect to receive money back from my landlord?

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