Wha to do if it has been over 14 business days since I have moved out but the owner will not call or text me back and I have still not received my deposit?

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Wha to do if it has been over 14 business days since I have moved out but the owner will not call or text me back and I have still not received my deposit?

I have given the keys back to the realtor. The realtor says I’m getting my deposit back from the owner. What should I do? Would I really have to go to small claims court?

Asked on October 26, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Arizona

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Did you request the return of the deposit from the property owner?  In Arizona, the fourteen days doesn't start until you demand of the landlord that s/he refund the deposit.  Also, the fourteen days does not include weekends and legal holidays.


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