Dear Attorneys, I have a question. Recently we faced one problem. We are 4 to 5 guys on F-1 student visa and we used to live in jersey city in one appartment. It was small 3 BHK appartment. Our landlord was too greedy. Before we moved to appartment he collected 1600 usd as a security deposit. And he was collecting 1085 rent per month and we were paying it regularly with no delays. The appartment was full of bed bugs and we complained many times for that but landlord didn't respond to it much so we decided to leave house and we left in february. So february was our last month. We moved to different houses from march. After that when we asked for security deposit then landlord started acting rudely. And till now with our frequent call he has not given our security deposit and also instead of he threatened us that he will send all of us notice from court on different issues like cleanliness. Also now he has stopped lifting our call as he knows we are calling for deposit. The main thing is he doesn't want to return money. The house is also with bedbugs. In this case what we should do. Can we do anonymous complaint anywhere? We only need our security deposit back.
You can sue the landlord for double the return of your security deposit if you do no get a notice fro the landlord within 30 days of vacating the apartment and did not cause any damage to the apartment or owe any rent. You cannot do it anonymously.
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