I know you answered a similar question on another post but I am in dire need of help. I was wondering if you could help me out with my security deposit calculations? We paid $1795 for our deposit in July 2008. We moved out in July 2013 so we were there renting for 5 years.
My landlord is trying to screw us out of the interest she owes us on our deposit. I have tried to run the numbers and figure it out myself but I don't know what interest rate to use. Our lease says basically the same thing as this below info from the MD attorney general's website:
Quoted from http://www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/landlords.htm#deposits, here is the way to calculate the interest on security deposit a landlord in Maryland pays to his tenant:
The landlord must put the security deposit in an escrow account. When returning security deposits of $50 or more, the landlord must include simple interest of 3 percent per year, accrued at six-month intervals from the date the security deposit was paid (1.5 percent every six-month period).
Math is not my thing. I don't get this whole interest thing and my landlord is trying to use some scale and chart that I don't understand one bit. Please please please help us.