The New Jersey Rent Security Deposit Act REQUIRES that a Landlord either return your deposit or provide an itemized list of the deductions from the security within 30 days after the end of the tenancy. If the Landlord fails to do so, the law says you are entitled to double damages (your damages are the amount wrongfully withheld) plus the possibility of attorney's fees. Unfortunately, whether you are suing the landlord, or he is suing you, either you or your attorney must appear in Court.
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