Posted by Mark Smith on July 31, 1999 at 18:48:49:
In Reply to: Verbal Lease - LL keeping deposit (New Jersey) posted by Adam on July 31, 1999 at 12:28:16:
Assuming that everyting is alright with the apartment and the rent is paid, your fiancee is entitled to the return of her security deposit. However, the landlord can terminate her tenancy without any reason. In New York, this can be on one-month/30-days' notice, coinciding with the rental period (to terminate effective August 31st, the landlord would have to give notice by July 31st or August 1st).
: My fiancee has a verbal lease with her land lord.
: She wants to leave her apartment in October but the
: landlord says that if she doesn't leave either in
: the summer (August) or December that she is not
: getting her deposit back on the grounds that it
: will be difficult to find a replacement tenant due
: to college students not looking for apartments.
: What are her rights in this situation?
: Is she entitled to her deposit back regardless of
: when she decides to leave?
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