When to keep that magic moneyFeb 18, 2023
Uh oh, this Landlord is about to lose it.
And you'll never guess why...
* cue Jeopardy music *
The Tenant threw a late night karaoke party.
And the grand prize went to the best cover of Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You.'
This symphony of tone-deaf cats put on a show for the whole neighborhood.
Now the neighbors are pissed. And the Tenant must go.
Thanks to this killer lease, the Landlord will kick him out no problem.
But he *probably* can't keep the security deposit.
Security deposits can't be kept for any ol' lease violation.
There must be some harm. And no, a hurt ego doesn't count.
Security deposits work for non-payment or to cover damage.
But try to keep it for any other reason and you're asking for trouble.
Don't get greedy.
By Landlord Legal
That's issue #57 of The Brief.
Don't forget - nothing we say is legal advice. Always check with your lawyer - or ours - before following our lead. Got it?