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Section 46:8-21.1 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated provides that a landlord must give a tenant written notice within 30 days of the tenant vacating the property if the landlord is withholding any portion of the security deposit. If the tenants were evacuated due to fire, flood or a similar emergency the deposit must be returned within 5 days.
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