10 Things to Know About Rental Deposits

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Deposit disputes can ruin a renter’s financial ability to move on. Spare yourself headaches with these safeguards: 1) Check out potential landlords thoroughly. 2) Negotiate your deposit. 3) Agree, in writing, to use your deposit in case of early departure. 4) Investigate any rental deposit or housing discrimination. 5) Document property condition with carefully upon moving in. 6) Agree on maintenance issues and responsibly care for the property. 7) Upon moving out, document and finalize your exit with a walk-through. 8) Request deposit letter detailing reasons for lack of return within 30 days. 9) Negotiate deposit return using documentation and a formal letter. 10) Research laws and seek legal assistance if you need to sue.

Read the full article here: Rental Deposits | Iowa Legal Aid

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