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security deposit used for rent

Posted by Tom Brothers on June 29, 1998 at 22:32:12:

When I moved in I gave my landlord 1st and last months rent, with a deposit
which amounts to almost 2 months rent. I have 3 months left on the lease
and am going to move out at the end of the lease. I have informed the
landlord that I refuse to pay him anymore as he already has what amounts
to the last 3 months of rent. He claims that I must keep up with the rent
and I am not entitled to apply any of the security deposit towards rent.
I recently talked to a former renter who said he lost all of the deposit
for no good reason. The question then is: Can the landlord legally make me
continue to pay rent or can I insist on using the security deposit towards

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