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Landlord Won't Return Deposit!

Posted by Fred Robinson on June 14, 1999 at 11:16:41:

My new roommate recently moved here from Dallas and sublet from a woman for about 6 months. The landlady is now refusing to
return the Security Deposit of $1200 for no apparent reason. (My friend opened the telephone bill when it arrived and paid his portion which angered the landlady as a violation of privacy.)

There was no written agreement. Does my friend have any recourse? Mind you, he cannot afford to pay the new security deposit
before he gets the old one back--must act quickly!

Please advise. Many thanks.

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