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A security deposit is money that your landlord collects at the start of the tenancy and holds on to until you move out. Find out more details about it, including pet damage deposits, overpaying deposits, applying deposits towards rent, and getting your deposits returned.

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tenants, landlords, security deposit, rental deposit, getting my deposit back, get a deposit back, withholding deposit, pet damage deposits