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In Florida, are you allowed to use your security deposit for your last month of rent?

Cape Coral, FL |
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No, not in any state I am aware of ( I am not a FL attorney). That would be undercutting the purpose of a SD.

See http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0083/Sections/0083.49.html

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Unless the lease states that you may use the SD as your last month's rent, you may not do so.

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That would defeat the purpose behind the 'security' part of the security deposit. It is unlikely, though possible, that your lease would specify otherwise.

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