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Security Deposit Guide

The following checklist will help maximize your security deposit and simplify your move out.

Included - Normal wear and tear
  • Small scratches in the paint
  • Small nail holes from pictures
  • Loose hinges/doorknobs
  • Minimal weed growth in the lawn
Deducted
  • Large scratches
  • Large holes and drywall repair
  • Missing hinges/doorknobs
  • Excessive lawn overgrowth

Cleaning Deductions
Low Cost
High Cost

Kitchen

Oven $$$ $$$
Drip Pans $$$ $$$
Stove/Range $$$ $$$
Vent Hood $$$ $$$
Microwave $$$ $$$
Refrigerator/Freezer $$$ $$$
Dishwasher $$$ $$$
Cabinets and Countertops $$$ $$$
Knobs/Controls $$$ $$$

Bathroom

Toilet $$$ $$$
Tub/Shower $$$ $$$
Sinks $$$ $$$
Countertops/Cabinets $$$ $$$

Other

Window Coverings/Blinds $$$ $$$
Carpet Cleaning $$$ $$$
Hard Surface Floor Cleaning $$$ $$$
Personal Property/Trash Removal $$$ $$$
Deodorizing, Fumigation, Cleaning & Flea Treatment for Pets $$$ $$$
Repair Deductions
Low Cost
High Cost
Window Coverings/Blinds $$$ $$$
Wallpaper Removal $$$ $$$
Carpet Repairs $$$ $$$
Drywall Damage $$$ $$$
Satellite Dish Removal $$$ $$$
Replacement Deductions
Low Cost
High Cost
Window Glass (depending on pane size) $$$ $$$
Window Screens/Lanai Screen $$$ $$$
Mail Box Keys /HOA Amenity Keys/Garage Remote (lost or not returned) $$$ $$$
Door Keys (lost or not returned) $$$ $$$
Refrigerator Shelves/Racks $$$ $$$
Garbage Disposal $$$ $$$
Faucet $$$ $$$
Door $$$ $$$
Light Fixture $$$ $$$
Light Bulb (after four bulbs) $$$ $$$
Countertops $$$ $$$
Cabinetry (upper or lower) $$$ $$$
Sink $$$ $$$
Carpet $$$ $$$
Hard Surface Flooring $$$ $$$
Repainting Deductions
Low Cost
High Cost
Repainting and Wall Repair $$$ $$$

Note: This list of possible deductions is not a complete list and is subject to change. Charges for cleaning, repair or replacement of items that are not on this list may also apply.

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