Contractor's sneaky strategy for limiting liability

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If the landlord drags her feet, thinking she can retain your security deposit at least to make up for lost rent, you'll want evidence of her refusal to market the unit when you go to small claims court, suing for its return.

Janet Portman is an attorney and managing editor at Nolo. She specializes in landlord/tenant law and is co-author of "Every Landlord's Legal Guide" and "Every Tenant's Legal Guide." She can be reached at

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