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Apartment Security Deposits and Returns in Jacksonville

A security deposit should not be viewed as money you're giving away. If you take the necessary common sense steps you can get the complete amount back from the apartment complex. Do a thorough checklist as you move in, including pictures of the apartment's existing condition. If you ensure that it is in the same condition when you are ready to leave, a full refund is due.

Keep thorough records about your utilities, rental payments and other fees. Report any problems with the apartment as they occur, not at the end of the lease. If the shower drain is partially clogged, get it fixed. Don't ignore small problems until you are ready to leave. They might worsen and prove costly later. Cleaning regularly helps prevent the buildup of such problems. You can fix minor problems yourself a lot cheaper than you can pay out of your deposit later for someone else to fix what you ignored. A grungy toilet, caked over oven or dirty cabinets, will be cleaned at your expense when you move out.

To avoid fix-up fees, review your checklist before you move out, then take care of any problem areas to ensure that the final inspection walk-through is uneventful. Your list should show that there are no outstanding bills, such as rent fees or utility late charges. Look at the photos you took to determine that the walls are the same, without any scratches or signs of abuse. You want everything just like it was when you moved in. Clean up your own mess or else the apartment complex will pay a cleaning company to do it for you. Replace light bulbs, wipe off smudges, clean out the refrigerator, take out the trash and do all the things that need doing. Leave nothing behind. If you just walk away, you will pay.

The one cleanup exception is painting. Do not try to do your own painting. Apartment complexes require that the apartment be in exactly the same condition as when you moved in. That means the wall colors be the same and the quality of the paint job be the same. Let the professionals handle the painting.

Apartments in Area:

Jacksonville Apartment - Hacienda Club

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $1010 to $1850


Jacksonville Apartment - Cabana Club

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $1055 to $1399


Jacksonville Apartment - Registry At Windsor Parke

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $859 to $1389


Jacksonville Apartment - Paradise Island

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $780 to $1300


Jacksonville Apartment - Spyglass

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Jacksonville Apartment - Apartment and Condo Selector Jacksonville

Eff to 4 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $475 to $2500


Jacksonville Apartment - Four at Deerwood

Eff to 3 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $955 to $1770


Jacksonville Apartment - CitiGate

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $975 to $1545


Jacksonville Apartment - Sail Cove Condominiums

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Jacksonville, FL from $750 to $1478