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      RS 9:3252     


§3252. Failure of lessor to comply; recovery of amounts by lessee; venue

            A. The willful failure to comply with R.S. 9:3251 shall give the tenant or lessee the right to recover any portion of the security deposit wrongfully retained and three hundred dollars or twice the amount of the portion of the security deposit wrongfully retained, whichever is greater, from the landlord or lessor, or from the lessor's successor in interest. Failure to remit within thirty days after written demand for a refund shall constitute willful failure.

            B. An action for recovery of such damages may be brought in the parish of the lessor's domicile or in the parish where the property is situated.

            Added by Acts 1972, No. 696, §1; Amended by Acts 1981, No. 499, §1; Acts 1987, No. 352, §1; Acts 2018, No. 416, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.

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