Tenant never cashed a security deposit - California

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I mailed a check from my online bank account, and just received notice the check was never cashed, so the money was credited back. What obligations do I have from this point on? 


Originally posted by @Theresa Harris :

How long ago was it?  You'd have thought the tenant would have contacted you to ask about the deposit.

 90 days since I sent it. So it automatically canceled and my online bank re-credited it to my account. 

Originally posted by @Travis Urquhart :

@Lars Thurfjell

I'd ask yourself what type of tenant they were and the terms at which they left under. If they were a good tenant, and left under good terms, then reach out to them. Keeping it without trying to return it is basically stealing.

Travis you're right. I'll reach out to them. 


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