Because we all need a safe and stable place to call home
A landlord can keep your security deposit only in certain situations. There is a state law that explains when and how you can get your deposit back.
I spoke to the property manager last month about the leak in the bedroom ceiling. They have not fixed it yet.
As long as you haven’t abandoned your home, your landlord cannot change the locks, install a deadbolt, take off doors, or do anything to stop you from entering your home.