It is important that you take pictures of the unit before you move out so you can prove the condition you left it in.
As soon as you move, you should immediately send a written request for the return of your security deposit and any pre-paid rent, if applicable. It is important that you make this written request, even if you do not expect that your deposit will be returned. The landlord has 45 days to either return your deposit or give reasons why they are not returning the full deposit.
If your landlord received a judgment for rent, it may be sent to collections or reported on your credit. If you pay off the judgment, you should request that your landlord file a “Release and Satisfaction of Judgment”. This will prove that the debt has been paid