Sample letters you can use

Created May 2017

PDF icon Form 4 Security Deposit Last Months Rent Receipt (June 2017)

PDF icon Form 3 Statement of Condition (June 2017) If your landlord does not give you a Statement of Condition within 10 days of the day you moved in, use this form to write your own.

PDF icon Booklet 2 Housing Code Checklist (June 2017) An easy-to-use checklist that tells you what the minimum legal requirements for rental housing are under the State Sanitary Code. Take time to walk through the apartment with the Statement of Condition. Use this booklet to help you understand what the law requires.

A demand letter

Give your landlord a chance to return your deposit without having to go to court.

PDF icon Form 5 Security Deposit Demand Letter (June 2017) If your landlord does not follow the law, you can ask her to return your security deposit - even if you are still living in the apartment.

PDF icon Form 6 Security Deposit Demand Tenants (June 2017) If 45 days pass and you have not heard from your landlord use this letter to demand that she return your money, plus interest.

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