Sample Letter to Landlord: Security Deposit - Dissent

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The following document ONLY applies to jurisdictions in Kentucky that have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. These jurisdictions are: Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Lexington-Fayette County, Georgetown, Louisville-Jefferson County, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Oldham County, Pulaski County, Shelbyville, Silver Grove, Southgate, Taylor Mill and Woodlawn.

If you do NOT live in one of these jurisdictions, please do not rely on this document for legal advice.

Further, this information only applies to residential leases. It does not apply to: commercial units, properties under contract for sale, hotels or motels, or people who are employed by the landlord.

Here is a sample letter you can send your landlord disputing the damages alleged on your move-out inspection. See Tenant's Guide to Security Deposit Problems for more information.

**You can also download this letter in Microsoft Word format.**


Dear Landlord:

Please be advised that under the authority of KRS 383.580(5), I refuse to sign the:

(    )     Initial comprehensive listing

(    )     Final comprehensive listing

Specifically, I dissent and disagree with the following items:



Reviewed August 2009