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The Simple & Clear Return of Tenant Security Deposit Letter

In New York your landlord must return a tenant’s security deposit when you terminate your tenancy or within a "reasonable timeframe". There is no specific number of days but the New York courts have often interpreted this timeframe to be within 21-45 days after the tenant has moved out. The landlord can use the security deposit for reimbursement for unpaid rent or for the cost of any repairs that are beyond the normal wear and tear and for damages caused by the tenant. In New York a tenant does not have to officially request the deposit be returned, but to avoid any disputes it's always a good idea to document your request. The HomeTitan Request For Deposit Return Letter clearly states the law and your desire for a full return, and does so with a tactful yet professional tone. Send it via certified mail (return receipt requested) to establish the delivery date and keep a copy for yourself. Usually our letters are all it takes for a landlord to make full payment, but in the unlikely situation where it does not this record is essential.

Remember, if you have left the apartment in a clean condition with no damages and no unpaid rent you landlord is obligated by law to return the deposit.

Key features of this letter

  • Contains the Explicit & Clear New York State Law.
  • Tailored with the right language to get your landlord’s attention.
  • Emphasizes the timeframe in New York that your landlord has to return your security deposit.
  • Details the key dates of move out, and the key deposit amounts involved.
  • Details what your landlord must provide if he is withholding due to claimed damages.

Why your landlord
needs the Security Deposit Request letter

  • Many landlords will act slowly in regards to security deposit responsibility to return a tenant's security deposit. A written request usually speeds up this process.
  • In case of escalation a paper trail of your efforts is critical for all parties involved.
  • A landlord with many rental units may have forgotten or confused units, this reminds him politely but with force.
  • Simply indicating that you know your rights in New York is often enough to motivate your landlord for a speedy return.
  • Why Hometitan

    Our letters for New York renters are tailored to your state, with the right laws to get your landlord’s attention. We’ve taken care of the New York Security Request 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 New York and all over America with great success.