How can I get back my security deposit from my landlord? 2 Answers as of June 26, 2013

Im in need of legal advice. I rented an apartment on 08-01-10. A couple months before my lease was up we contacted the landlord several times about renewal. He agreed to a $25 increase and another year. The weekend of 08-01-11 arrived and we never received a new contract. I made a last minute decision to move out and contacted the landlord to in form him we never received a renewal contract and we have decided to leave. He now is now holding my deposit un til he rents it out again and claims he will prorate me the difference because i had to tell him 2 months in advance if i was leaving. Then he also claim s once the lease is up we go into a month to month contact with him but i was out on 08-01-11! My feelings are they neglected to send a new contract, i did not break the lease it expired and its their responsibility to give me back my security. Can anyone help?

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Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
You have to start by reading the lease. It may talk about automatic renewals and notice requirements. That's where any lawyer you consult will start.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/7/2011
Palumbo and Kosofsky
Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
You seem to have a case and we can represent you in small claims court against your landlord.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/26/2013
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