Landlords must send former tenants their security deposit or a letter outlining how the deposit was used, or a combination of the two. They must postmark this correspondence within 21 days of the end of the rental period or the date the tenant provides a forwarding address, whichever is later.
If your landlord did send you a letter explaining how they used your deposit, but you do not agree with the amounts withheld, call or email us and we will discuss your legal options with you.
Security Deposit Forms
If your landlord has not returned your deposit or did not give you a letter that explains how the deposit was used within 21 days after you moved out, use the form letter. If you need help calculating the interest on your deposit, use the worksheet.
Changes in the rates of security deposit interest as passed by the Minnesota State Legislature are documented here.
These forms are not meant to be legal advice. If you have a legal question about your situation or need advice about using the form letter or worksheet, please contact us:
- Call 612-728-5767 in the metro area, or 866-866-3546 from Greater Minnesota
- Email us