Sample Seven Day Demand Letter
I (We) lived at __________________________________ from __________________ till____________________.
I (We) paid $___________ security deposit at the beginning of the lease. You withheld $____________ from that deposit.
(Optional: I (We) advertised for and provided you with a new tenant who moved in immediately after we moved out).
(Optional: You itemized deductions that were not "beyond normal wear and tear" as specified by state law. Specifically you deducted $_________ for 1. _______________,
2. ___________, 3. _______________).
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intend to file legal proceedings against you, due to the wrongful and willful retention of $ __________ of my (our) security deposit. If I (we) do not receive $___________ within seven days of your receipt of this letter, I (we) will sue for treble damages $__________ plus court costs and attorney's fees (if incurred) pursuant to Colorado State law.
You did not pay the interest on the deposit as required by City of Boulder Ordinance. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intend to file legal proceedings against you if the interest payment is not received within seven days of your receipt of this letter. Failure to pay the interest can result in damages of three times the interest due or $100, whichever is greater.
(Optional: P.S. If you would like to reach a settlement of this matter through use of a low-cost neutral mediation, and the property is within City of Boulder city limits, please contact the City of Boulder Mediation Service at (303) 441-4364).
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