Can my old landlord sue me for damages after he returns my security deposit? 5 Answers as of September 20, 2011

My old landlord returned security deposits in full plus interest with a letter stating he may sue me in the future for damages. Can he do this and how long does he have to do this? Can he do this after a new tenant moves in?

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Michael R. Nack, Attorney at Law
Michael R. Nack, Attorney at Law | Michael R. Nack
Yes and yes. The applicable statute of limitations would depend upon what he was suing you for.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 9/20/2011
Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
Yes, he can. He has six years to sue on a contract claim.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/19/2011
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink | Steven Alan Fink
He has 21 days after you move out to itemize damages or disclose potential damages. After that period is over he loses that right.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/19/2011
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