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I had an incident were a tenant just moved in and "by accident" caused minor plumbing damage. ($300 worth)

Don't I bill them directly? Or do I take the money out of there Security and let them know?

I would bill them directly. I only touch the security deposit after the tenant moves out. They could cause more damage before they leave and if you run through that deposit money, good luck trying to get any more.

bill directly. If $300 is already taken from the security deposit now what will be left to cover the rest come move out time?

Billing directly as the others have stated would be the logical choice as long as your lease agreement supports it.

I think your answer is well covered above.  Welcome to the site!

Hey @Jeff Wilson welcome to the site. I agree with everyone above to bill direct.


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Wishing you the best! 

Thomas(or anyone) - would you mind telling me the "language" in the agreement that states something to that affect? 

Thank you all for your comments..  

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