Security Deposit Limits and Uses

State rules on security deposit uses and dollar limits


Most landlords will require a security deposit before you move in. If you damage the property or leave owing rent, your landlord can use your deposit to cover what you owe. Deposits can amount to several hundreds, or even thousands of dollars and are a major source of friction between landlords and tenants as to the amount charged, whether or not it’s refundable, and how it’s used.â

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