Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Is there a time limit(yrs,mths,etc.,)on getting a security deposit back from a prevous landlord?

Answer: You may want to review the article on this site about security deposits. In the article, there are links to specific statutes. You may want to review A.R.S. § 33-1321 that discusses a landlord's responsibilities in regard to security deposits. Section D of A.R.S. § 33-1321 states:

D. Upon termination of the tenancy, property or money held by the landlord as prepaid rent and security may be applied to the payment of all rent, and subject to a landlord's duty to mitigate, all charges as specified in the signed lease agreement, or as provided in this chapter, including the amount of damages which the landlord has suffered by reason of the tenant's noncompliance with section 33-1341. Within fourteen days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays or other legal holidays, after termination of the tenancy and delivery of possession and demand by the tenant the landlord shall provide the tenant an itemized list of all deductions together with the amount due and payable to the tenant, if any. Unless other arrangements are made in writing by the tenant, the landlord shall mail the itemized list and any amount due, by first class mail, to the tenant's last known place of residence.

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