When does landlord have to return security deposit if I vacate rental before my 30 days notice ends?
Did walkthrough with landlord and they did not provide any written list of possible deductions and verbally said everything looked good.
Because I vacated 5 days before the end of the 30 days notice, when does the landlord have to return my deposit by? 21 days after I returned the keys/vacated the property? Or 21 days after my 30 days notice?
1 attorney answer
As I read Civil Code Section 1950.5, the deadline for the landlord to account for the deposit begins running when the tenant moves out and surrenders possession.
You would normally not be entitled to any break on the rent simply because you left earlier than the termination date specified in your notice.