A security deposit is required for all Sonoma Valley vacation rental properties and will be returned subject to, but not limited by, the following: (a) there is no damage to the premises beyond normal wear & tear; (b) there are no items missing from the premises on the day of departure, (keys, garage door openers, gate openers, linens, etc.); (c) that the premises are tidy and vacated in the same condition in which it was received; (d) that all debris and rubbish have been carried out and placed in the proper rubbish or recycling containers; and (e) that there are no unpaid, late, or outstanding rent, utilities or other charges owing. Any material breach of the lease agreement, or the general or specific home rules during tenancy, is cause for forfeiture of the entire deposit. Security deposits are mailed within 21 days of departure. There are times a percentage of the security deposit will be withheld even longer than the initial 21 days in order to await any and all necessary pending charges (phone bills, etc.). In addition, the return of the security deposit at the end of the term, if otherwise due, will be disbursed by Woodfield Properties acting as an agent of the homeowner of the rented property. Any dispute, claim, lawsuit, etc., relating to the return of the security deposit will involve the homeowner and tenant directly and will not involve Woodfield Properties who merely releases the security deposit for the homeowner. Tenant agrees to release Woodfield Properties from any liability relating to the return of the deposits.