You paid a refundable deposit when you rented an apartment. You left the apartment in good condition but the Landlord did not return your deposit.
Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter
• explain why you are writing
• ask for the return of your deposit
• inform the landlord of possible legal action
Dear Mr Smith,
I am writing this letter in regards to the deposit, which was due to be transferred back to me at the time of vacating your apartment last month.
As you know, the agreement of our tenancy was signed for a deposit of $3500 on last February for a duration of 11 months. I had moved out of the apartment on 31 December since I had to join the office here, which is 120 miles away from your place.
As per the tenacy agreement, you are liable to refund the deposit without depreciation within 15 days of the notice of my vacation. I had done all the maintenance work left, painted and cleaned the apartment prior to my departure. I also had reminded you regarding the amount, to which you had replied positively.
I would like to remind you that I am eligible for the full refund since I have left the apartment in a ready-to-occupy condition. You might also understand the difficulties and financial liabilities of moving and settling in another place. In case if you do not respond to this letter positively, I will be forced to take a legal action.
I look forward to hearing from you.