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Security Deposit Guide

To maximize your security deposit return, check the detailed list below and clean, repair, or replace items that may cause deductions. Low cost covers minor repairs; high cost applies to major damage.

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 $10.00 $65.00
Drip Pans $5.00 $20.00
Stove/Range $10.00 $50.00
Vent Hood $10.00 $50.00
Microwave $10.00 $50.00
Refrigerator/Freezer $20.00 $100.00
Dishwasher $10.00 $50.00
Cabinets and Countertops $10.00 $100.00
Knobs/Controls $10.00 $35.00

Bathroom

Toilet $10.00 $50.00
Tub/Shower $10.00 $100.00
Sinks $10.00 $25.00
Countertops/Cabinets $10.00 $100.00

Other

Window Coverings/Blinds $15/Window $50/Window
Carpet Cleaning $35/Room $100/Room
Hard Surface Floor Cleaning $.25 per sq. ft. $.75 per sq. ft.
Personal Property/Trash Removal $100.00 $1,500.00
Deodorizing, Fumigation, Cleaning & Flea Treatment for Pets $100.00 $1,500.00
Repair Deductions
Low Cost
High Cost
Window Coverings/Blinds $25 per window $25 per window
Wallpaper Removal $100 per room $500 per room
Carpet Repairs $25 per patch $150 per patch
Drywall Damage $20.00 $250.00
Satellite Dish Removal $200.00 $400.00
Personal Property/Trash Removal $100.00 $1,500.00
Replacement Deductions
Low Cost
High Cost
Window Glass (depending on pane size) $50.00 $500.00
Window Screens/Lanai Screen $20.00 $75.00
Mail Box Keys /HOA Amenity Keys/Garage Remote (lost or not returned) $25.00 $75.00
Door Keys (lost or not returned) $25.00 $75.00
Refrigerator Shelves/Racks $25.00 $200.00
Garbage Disposal $100.00 $225.00
Faucet $50.00 $200.00
Door $50.00 $500.00
Light Fixture $50.00 $150.00
Light Bulb (after four bulbs) $2.00 $20.00
Countertops $25 per sq.ft $50 per sq.ft
Cabinetry (upper or lower) $50 per sq.ft $100 per sq.ft
Sink $100.00 $300.00
Carpet $5 per sq.ft $10 per sq.ft
Hard Surface Flooring $5 per sq.ft $10 per sq.ft
Repainting Deductions
Low Cost
High Cost
Repainting and Wall Repair $.05 per sq.ft $1.25 per sq.ft

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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