If you are a residential tenant in Pennsylvania, and your Landlord refuses to return your security deposit, they must first provide you with a written list of damages. The written list must be given to you within 30 days of the termination of your lease. The difference between the sum of your security deposit, plus interest, and the cost of damages must also be returned to you with the list. If your Landlord fails to comply with the law, they could be barred from filing a lawsuit against you for damages and may even be liable for double the amount owed to you.
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