Posted by Steve on March 17, 2000 at 10:04:20:
As for the question can a landlord find a reason to keep the security deposit, the answer is yes. But you can protect yourself. First have you notified her in writing that you are moving? Most contract have that stated in them. And as for the video tape, angain the answer is YES. I am a bailiff, and I have seen video tape used and it can mean a world of differance. Just be sure that it is dated and time on the tape. And as for the walk though, I would recommend tha youtry and be there. In fact request it in your notification of move out. I do not know if she has to honor it but at least it would be something top show the Judge. But be sure you give a phone number that you can be contacted at after you move. And last thing, send it certified mail with receipt requested. That way you can prove she got it.
I have no idea if this will help but it will not hurt.