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5 Tips to Getting Your Full Security Deposit Back

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:00AM

When leasing a residence, there is a natural flow to the business exchange between the tenant, landlord, and property manager. There are thousands of ways a tenant and their landlord can interact, most of them amicable, but the biggest dispute in the home leasing industry is the security deposit. This is an amount given to the landlord when a lease is signed that should be returned in full when the tenant moves out, as long as the property is in the same quality as it was at the beginning. Most landlords are cool about this but there are always a few bad eggs who try to bilk their tenants with false claims of damage. If you're about to lease a new property and want to get your security deposit back in full, you can keep everything friendly and above board with these five simple steps:

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Security Deposits - A Primer

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 10:00AM

In San Diego County, a security deposit is a fee, deposit or charge imposed at the beginning of a tenancy that is intended to reimburse the landlord for damages, cleaning and defaults on rent as provided under California Civil Code § 1950.5. This fee is built into the tenant/landlord relationship to ease the risk a property owner takes in allowing the tenant to have largely unmonitored access and use of the rental property.

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Topics: rental property owners, How to Get Your Security Deposit Back, damaged property, move-out inspections, move-in inspections, property management tips

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