How long after the end of a lease can the landlord return the security deposit in NYC?
May 3, 2007 10:07 AM Subscribe
How long after the end of a lease can the landlord return the security deposit in NYC? The lease has no specific timeframe for returning the deposit. It just says "if [everything is OK] the landlord will return the security being held". The Office of the Attorney General (http://www.oag.state.ny.us/realestate/guide_intro.html) says "at the end of the lease or within a reasonable time thereafter" but does not define what "reasonable" is. I guess I can contact the AG, but before spending hours listening to muzak, I wanted to know if anybody here had any information about this.