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Posted by Mark Smith on August 18, 1998 at 17:29:41:

In Reply to: SECURITY DEPOSIT posted by Jennifer on August 17, 1998 at 13:16:56:

You appear to have had a month-to-month lease, and either party has to give the other party a 30-day/one month notice of termination. You didn't do that and it appears that the landlord was entitled to withhold one month's rent. If the landlord re-rented the apartment before the end of the month, you may be entitled to a refund for that part of the month.
: We were renting an apartment on Long Island, and did not have a lease.
: We were only able to give 6 days notice(my sister was transferred out of
: state) and received back half of our $1200 security(in cash). They said it
: was because we didn't give enough notice, but I thought that security could
: only be held for damages to the apartment or for reimbursement of any unpaid
: rent. Is there any way to get the rest of my security back?

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