[Your current mailing address]
[Landlord’s mailing address]
By Certified Mail [Recommended]
RE: Request for Refund of Security Deposit
Dear [Landlord’s name]:
On [Date you moved] I moved out of the property I rented from you at [Address]. I left the apartment clean and in good condition minus normal wear. I am writing to ask that you refund my security deposit of [Amount of deposit].
Please send a certified check or money order made out to me to my new address:
[Your street address or PO Box]
If I do not receive my deposit or an itemized accounting of any deductions within 30 days of this letter, I may file suit in small claims court for my deposit plus a penalty of two times the amount wrongfully withheld under La. R.S. §§ 9:3251 and 9:3252. That means the total amount I will be asking for from the court is [Your deposit x 3]. I will also ask for costs and attorney’s fees if I am forced to go to court to get my deposit.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.