Maryland Security Deposit Demand Letter

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Updated December 02, 2022

A Maryland security deposit demand letter is used by a tenant when a landlord does not return a security deposit after the tenant moves. Following the termination of the tenant’s lease or rental contract, the landlord will be required to return the deposit, plus interest, within forty-five (45) days. The security deposit may be subject to deductions if any portion of the rent is unpaid, if there is damage to the unit beyond wear from general use, or if there are other lease violations.

Should the landlord claim deductions on the deposit, they must also include a written list itemizing the damages and supporting documentation that identifies the materials or services provided. Failure of the landlord to comply with these terms may leave them liable to pay up to three (3) times the deposit amount.

Laws – § 8–203