Question: Can a landlord charge a non-refundable security deposit?
The lease agreement is a contract that gives the rights and obligations of a tenant and/or a landlord. This should be the first thing to check to see if the landlord is acting within his or her rights. The lease agreement might also have a clause that covers how and when to object to any actions taken by the landlord. All of the clauses in the contract must not be illegal. A.R.S. 33-1314.
“The purpose of all nonrefundable fees or deposits shall be stated in writing by the landlord. Any fee or deposit not designated as nonrefundable shall be refundable.” A.R.S. 33-1321.B.
February 03, 2011