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Tenant Law

A Scottsdale, Arizona man made news last week after his wife died in her apartment and her landlord then refused to refund her security deposit. Many people were surprised to learn that according to most state’s landlord and tenant laws, landlords are legally allowed to retain a security deposit if a tenant passes away and essentially “breaks” their lease agreement....

If you’re a first-time landlord (or even if you’ve just always been a “do it yourself-er kind of guy or gal), you may want to get up to speed on your state’s laws in terms of how to handle a security deposit. In the United States, there are clear rules and regulations you have to follow… and if you don’t know what they are, you could get in a mess of hot water....