Can my landlord increase the security deposit mid lease? 5 Answers as of October 17, 2013

I've lived in my apartment for six months. While I was out of the country for three weeks, he replaced the cabinets/counters in kitchen (I knew all about it and agreed). Now he is asking for more money for the security deposit. Can he do this?

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Stuart P Gelberg
Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
If is not in the lease No.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/17/2013
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Depends of the lease, but generally not.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/15/2013
Durham Jones & Pinegar | Erven Nelson
Not if you have a written lease that specified a set security deposit for the entire term of the lease. If you are on a month to month arrangement, the landlord can change the terms or ask you to leave in a month.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 10/15/2013
William Bidwell, Attorney at Law | Bill Bidwell
He cannot increase the security deposit unless the lease permits him to do so. The lease governs the security deposit amount.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/15/2013
Law Office of Richard Winkler | Richard Winkler
If it is month to month, probably yes. If you have a signed lease that goes on for some period of time, probably not.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 10/15/2013
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