How To Get Your Security Deposit Back

Getting a security deposit back when you move out of an apartment can be tricky!  Most landlords, however, will be accommodating and give that deposit back in full if you follow the rules for moving out, while others might be looking for any infraction to keep that deposit. Here are a few tips for getting a security deposit back.


Read the Lease: understand your lease and everything you need to do in order to get your deposit back. If the lease is unclear ask your manager for something in writing so you know what the requirements are.

Repair: any minor damages! If there are scratches of dings, as long as it’s minor, you can repair it yourself to avoid any fees.

Clean, Clean, Clean: the cleaner your apartment looks, the better! Make sure to take our your cleaning supplies and make sure your apartment is in great shape!