After you vacated the rental property, under Florida Statute 83.49, your landlord had 15 days to either return your deposit, or 30 days to notify you of his or her intent to impose a claim on your deposit. The written notice from the landlord had to be sent to you at your last known address by certified mail. If your landlord failed to comply with this statute, then he or she forfeited the right to impose a claim and must return your entire deposit.
I recommend that you send a letter to your landlord by certified mail, return receipt requested, demanding the return of your entire deposit. If your landlord fails to respond, then you will need to file a law suit in county court for the deposit.
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