My question involves a roommate in the State of: Nebraska
My one-year lease is up for my apartment in a few weeks so I will be moving, but my roommate has decided to stay in the same place and get a new roommate. According to the state law our landlord only returns the security deposit if everyone moves out, but the new roommate is only willing to give me $150 of the $290 deposit. She said that this is for the cleaning fee the landlord charges when everyone moves out. The cleaning fee is $125 so I said that I would accept $240 but no less but she is unwilling to pay anymore than $150 everyone is agreeing with her and telling me I am wrong to ask for so much back. I am considering taking her to small claims court if she does not give me atleast $240 by the time she moves in. Is taking her to small claims court a good decision? Or should I just take less money than I believe I am entitled to?