Should I take my landlord to court?
October 31, 2007 6:54 AM Subscribe
Landlord took 60 days to return security deposit (the max is 45 days), there has been no interest added to it, and she's taken a healthy chunk of money out for "repairs." This is in Chicago. Should I take her to court?
posted by buriednexttoyou to law & government (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Most of the repairs are bogus, and they're all conveniently rounded off to multiples of $25. The bit of research I've done says that since she took longer than 45 days to return it, and there has been no interest added to it, I may be entitled to a return of double the security deposit (which was two months rent in the first place). Do I have a case? Is it worth it? How would I go about doing it? Should I just threaten legal action to get the full deposit back? Should I hold off on depositing the check before I take action?