There is no penalty for late payment of security deposit interest in San Francisco.
Use the San Francisco Security Deposit Interest/Rent Board Fee Calculator to figure your interest and Rent Board fees and remind the landlord that she owes you.
Since she refused to do a walk thru, can we be held liable for the damages that were existing when we moved in? We took pictures of everything right after we moved in and they are date imprinted.
If every tenant in California wrote to his or her state legislators every time a landlord ripped off a security deposit, maybe the law could be re-written to reflect proactive preventions enacted by many other states.
The banks and owners will all tell you that your security deposit is, poof, gone, up in smoke. Not true.
Often the landlord or his representative will show up at the small claims hearing and deny that the inspection ever took place.