Can I still send my landlord a demand letter?

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Can I still send my landlord a demand letter?

I mailed my landlord my new address 19 days after moving out. My landlord now has 11 days until his 30 day period to return my security deposit expires. If I receive no itemized list within 30 days can I still send a letter of demand demanding full payment of my security deposit? Also, if I end up sending a demand letter and ultimately going to court, could me mailing my address so late be held against me? The way I see it, there is still ample time as long as my landlord has actually been working on my security deposit.

Asked on August 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Missouri

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all state sin this country, there is nothing preventing you from sending a second letter after the thirty (30) day time period demanding full payment of your security deposit after move out if you have failed to receive an itemized list of debits against your security deposit from your former landlord. The late mailing of your new address where you are residing whould not be held against you by the court.


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