cannot withhold money for cleaning charges unless
the landlord gives the departing tenant written
notice of cleaning which needs to be done, and gives
the tenant 24 hours to complete the cleaning.
A landlord also cannot
withhold money for cleaning or damages unless the
landlord gives the tenant, within 30 days after the
tenancy is terminated, a written list of any rent
due and damage and cleaning charges.
With the list, the
landlord must return the balance of the security
deposit not kept for cleaning, damages, or unpaid
The tenant should provide the landlord the
landlord with address the security may be delivered
to. Failure to do so may waive your rights to the
time requirements your some of your rights against
If after inspections
there is no unpaid rent due, no damage or cleaning
expenses, and no unpaid utilities owing by tenant,
the landlord is required to return
the security deposit within ten (10) days.