Are you making claims on security deposit? Then our free security deposit deduction letter will allow you to deduct and return security deposits with ease.
There are specific security deposit laws that a landlord must follow when follow when making deductions from security deposit.
One, all deductions must be made in writing with an itemized security deposit form (see below for our free template)
Two, you should claim all deposit deductions as soon as possible. Most jurisdictions impose a deadline for making security deposit claims (typically 14 to 45 days after a lease ends). If you're renting a property in the United States, Click here to see the deduction deadline for your state.
Three, there must be valid reasons for all deductions. Acceptable reasons include: unpaid rent and bills owed by the tenant, property damage caused by the tenant's abuse or negligence and cleaning expenses incurred by the landlord. It's important to note that property damages due to normal wear and tear cannot be deducted from the tenant's security deposit.
Before using our itemized security deposit form, we highly recommend that you Click here for our guide on how to make deductions from security deposit.
*While we make every effort to ensure that our forms are helpful, you must edit them according to your personal needs and local landlord tenant laws. Always seek legal advice when in doubt.
Date (dd/mm/yyyy): _______________
Address of Rental Unit:
Amount of Security Deposit Received:
Total Amount of Deposit Received:
Deduction for Rent Owed:
Itemized List of Deduction(s) for Property Damage
Itemized List of Deduction(s) for Cleaning
Total Amount of Deposit Deducted:
Amount of Security Deposit Returned:
Landlord's Name: _________________________
Landlord’s Signature: ________________________