Using security deposit as last month rentAs per our lease agreement, we provided our landlord with a refundable "security deposit" which is used "to assure payment or performance under lease agreement. It does not include a reasonable charge for redecorating or cleaning. Separately we provided a non-refundable cleaning deposit as well as pet fee. Our landlord hasn't been on top of things, so I'd much rather not deal with waiting for him to refund our money, and instead use the Security deposit as last month rent. Is this legal in AZ? Would he consider our last month rent late if we don't send him a check?May 25 2013 - Phoenix0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.