Moving isn’t the easiest thing in the world, so if you are leaving an apartment or just moving into one, be sure to think about getting your deposit back. The key is to document everything, in writing with pictures or any other way possible. No one wants to think of the worst, but sometimes dispute arise, so as a renter you need to have your bases covered.
Take pictures of you apartment right before your move in and keep them in your records. Also correspond by email and always let your landlord know if repairs are needed. Another big key to getting a deposit back is by offering 30 days notice before moving out and making sure to understand your cleaning requirements when you move out.