What is the name of your state? Louisiana
For work related issues, I recently had to move from Louisiana to South Carolina, which meant I had to break my lease in Louisiana. I contacted my landlord and gave him a 2 month notice, with an exact move-out date, and an explaination of why I had to break the lease early. He told me, no problem, and seemed very understanding. When I dropped the keys off before leaving Louisiana, I asked about the security deposit ($950), and he asked for an address for where to send it. Being polite I allowed 30 days from the time I left Louisiana before contacting him because I had not received my deposit. Now he is telling me that because of breaking the lease he is unsure if I will get my deposit back and he needs to think about it. Now it has been over 2 weeks since my last contact with him as he is not returning any of my phone calls, although I make it a point to call both his work number and the cell number almost every day.
I have re-read my lease at least a dozen times and no where on there does it say that if the lease is broken will I not be entitled to my deposit. It simply asks for a 30-day notice if lease must be terminated early. Well clearly I gave him 2 months. I was never late on my rent, and caused no damage to the property. I am just curious, what to do next? I mean clearly calling him isn't getting a response, and I did break the lease, so is it his right to not give me the deposit because of the early termination?
Any help, thoughts, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.What is the name of your state?