A landlord must return the tenant’s security deposit and/or a detailed statement of the amounts withheld from the security deposit within 21 days of the tenant’s surrender of the premises.  A check for a returned security deposit must be made payable to all tenants who are parties to the rental agreement and sent to the tenant’s forwarding address.  Deductions may lawfully be made for unpaid rent, unpaid  utilities owed per the rental agreement for which the landlord will become responsible, and damages that go beyond normal wear and tear.