My landlord did not return all of my deposit, is there a time limit to fight this?

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I lived in an apartment for 9 months; the lease was 6 months. I gave it a very good cleaning upon move out. The only damage was a hole in the bathroom door for which I left the same size and color door for replacement. I was charged $70 for the door. I'm OK with that. They also charged almost $300 for painting the apartment and claim a large hole was in the hallway. This is not true. I have move out pictures and 2 witnesses. Is there a time limit to fight this? What refund they did mail was actually late by law with no explanation for keeping part of the money. I had to find them and ask why. Important Notice