floridaFlorida Repair Damages Claimed Letter

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A Clear & Professional Dispute Of Damages Letter To Win Back Your Rightful Security Deposit

According to the tenant-landlord laws in Florida, a landlord is only allowed to make deductions on the security deposit if there is unpaid rent or damages on the rental property that are beyond the typical wear and tear. If there are deductions to be made on the security deposit, the landlord has 30 days to send an itemized list of deductions from the time the tenant moves out.

Damages resulting from regular usage of the rental property are not the responsibility of the tenant and therefore must not be deducted from the security deposit. Issues such as curtains fading due to exposure to the sun, carpet wearing out due to normal foot traffic and paint peeling off are considered regular wear and tear and shouldn’t stop the tenant from getting their full refund. The landlord can only make deductions on substantial damages such as big holes on the walls, broken wall mirrors or broken furniture.

Should you feel that the landlord is making irrelevant deductions on the security deposit where they are not necessary, you have the option of filing a case in court to claim back the withheld amount. However, it is usually best to send a letter to the landlord to let them know of your concerns over the deduction disputes. In your letter, you should first acknowledge receiving the itemized list of deductions and then go ahead to let them know why you are disputing on the deductions they made on your security deposit.   Always make sure to do this through writing so as to document everything for future references. Having photos showing the rental premise including the areas causing dispute is also crucial in case the matter ends up in court.

This Damages Claim Dispute Letter clearly highlights the legal deductions according to the Florida state laws and serves as a warning to the landlord if they falsely withhold the security deposit against the law.

A professionally written letter like this is usually all that it takes to resolve damage disputes and get back your rightful security deposit. Send the letter through certified mail to guarantee its delivery and be sure keep your own copy.

Key features of this letter

  • Organized to list the claims, amounts and reasons for dispute for each claim.
  • Specifies your landlord's liability in Florida if he does not comply with the law.
  • Names the specific law and/or statute in Florida that applies to this situation.
  • Language tailored to best receive a response and an adjustment to the damage claims.
  • Indicates your awareness of the difference between "normal" wear and tear and real damages.

Why your landlord
needs the Letter To Landlord Disputing Damages Claimed letter

  • Wear and Tear is often in dispute in these situations, and landlords sometimes need reminders of that term.
  • Providing a listed and detailed response shows your landlord you take damage claims very seriously.
  • Seeing the legal consequences in written terms allows them to measure the costs of trying to make false claims.
  • In case tenants need to utilize their Florida legal rights a paper trail is necessary and will support your case.
  • Why Hometitan

    Our letters for Florida renters are tailored to your state, with the right laws to get your landlord’s attention. We’ve taken care of the Florida Repair Damages Claimed Letter details so there’s no hassle on your part to find the right law and craft an approrpriate letter. Our letters have been used in Florida and all over America with great success.