Security Deposit Itemization Form

Security Deposit Itemization Form

Avoid security deposit disputes by clearly itemizing your deductions when a tenant moves out.  Use this form to detail exactly why you're legally entitled to keep some (or all) of the security deposit to pay for repairs, cleaning, or unpaid rent after the tenant has left. You'll document:

  • total amount of tenant's credit (security deposit plus any interest)
  • cost of repairs
  • cost of necessary cleaning

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Avoid disputes over the security deposit -- fill out this form after your tenant moves out

What happens to the security deposit can be one of the most troublesome issues between landlords and tenants. Avoid disputes and document your legal deductions from the deposit by filling out Nolo's Security Deposit Itemization Form after tenants leave. Detail exactly how much you're deducting from the deposit, and why.

With Nolo's Security Deposit Itemization Form, the tenant will know why you've made deductions, and you'll have a written record in case there's a dispute about what happened to the deposit money.

Additional Technical Support FAQs

FAQs

How should I make deductions for cleaning and repairs?

Start by comparing the condition of the unit to its condition when the tenant moved in. If the unit's condition reflects only ordinary wear and tear, you can't make deductions for cleaning or repair. If the unit shows damage beyond normal wear and tear, however, you may use the security deposit to cover reasonable cost of repairs and cleaning.

How do I deduct for unpaid rent?

You can also deduct any unpaid rent from a tenant's security deposit. This includes unpaid utility charges or other financial obligations required under your lease or rental agreement and designated as "additional rent."

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