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45 Days Landlord has not returned calls or emails about deposit  

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ikory
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I moved out May 31st. I gave her my forwarding address twice and sent her a text looking for any kind of update about the deposit.

The fact she has ignored all communication suggest she wont return it.

The deposit is only 500 dollars and stayed there for four months.

Only thing I can think she could charge me for was the oven was not spotless but was not really dirty only used ita few times which I let her know..

I think she thought I left the island which I will in 3 more weeks.

Is 45 days normal? What are my options? I have no idea where she lives.

I dont really care about the money. I just hate to be scammed.

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OldTart
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It's unfortunate you don't have an address for her. Does she not live on the property; doesn't anyone know where she is; how did you pay your rent? 30 days is the norm. She should have returned it to you by this time along with an accounting of any deductions. If the only way you can reach her is via text I suggest you text her right now and advise her that if she doesn't contact you in the next two days to let you know where and when you are to pick up your security deposit, you'll have no option but to file claim in Small Claims court. That's a basic first step which may be successful. Come back here with an update!

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ikory
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I will give her 24 hours and than I will post the name she gave me. She gave me a 4 letter business account and I dropped rent off into that account. It is a house with 4 apts.

If I dont know where she physically lives any idea how small claims court would work?

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CruzanIron
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I moved out May 31st. I gave her my forwarding address twice and sent her a text looking for any kind of update about the deposit.

The fact she has ignored all communication suggest she wont return it.

The deposit is only 500 dollars and stayed there for four months.

Only thing I can think she could charge me for was the oven was not spotless but was not really dirty only used ita few times which I let her know..

I think she thought I left the island which I will in 3 more weeks.

Is 45 days normal? What are my options? I have no idea where she lives.

I dont really care about the money. I just hate to be scammed.

How long was your lease?

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ikory
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4 months. Only I lived there.

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