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Re: Landlord not returning security deposit

Posted by Mo on August 10, 1998 at 14:22:03:

In Reply to: Landlord not returning security deposit posted by Liliana Celedon on August 09, 1998 at 17:25:38:

: We moved out of an apt in Massachusetts in late May and still have not received
: : our security deposit back. The apt. was left in impecable condition. We
: : contacted the landlord (who lives out-of-state) about 6 weeks after moving out
: : and he said he'd be mailing the check shortly. Nothing came in the mail, so we
: : left another message for him (which was not returned) and mailed a certified
: : letter (signed by him in late July) and still have not received our money.

: : We just sent a second certified letter stating that we will seek legal action
: : if we don't get our money back. I would like to know what's the best way to
: : proceed now. We've rented in many states and this is the first time this has
: : happened to us. I'm not familiar with Massachusetts tenant-landlord laws (can
: : anyone point me to a website with infomation on that topic?) Also, should he
: : pay us interest as well? We lived there for 11 1-2 months.

: : Thanks for any suggestions/advice.

Check out http://tenant.net/Other_Areas/Massachusetts/ROSS/tenant.html#12

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