What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NJ
As of July 14th, I vacated a condo I was renting. To date, I still have not received my security back from my landlord. Along with that, she is not responding to any of my emails requesting the funds. I have done some research on security deposits for the state of NJ to which I discovered that if security is not returned within 30 days, tenant can go to court and file suit and request DOUBLE the amount of security. Is this correct? I also learned that by law, a landlord cannot request more that 1 month and a half security. She charged me double as I had a dog along with an additional $25 per month in rent. My question is, I am going to file suit against her, but what should I document in the paperwork? Do I even have a case and what should I provide to the court as evidence?