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Security deposit--another issue

Posted by Sherry on January 28, 1999 at 14:27:47:

In 1977, I moved into an apt. in upstate ny. When I moved out, my grandmother moved in. I transferred my security deposit to her, which the landlord agreed upon. The apt. building was sold last year. My grandmother recently moved out. She was told by the landlord that the security deposity was not put into an account by the old landlord and that she was entitled to only the initial security deposit sum. By law isn't that money to be put in the bank to draw interest? This is 22 years worth of interest she is losing. Can anything be done for her? Also, he now says that he needs to charge her $50 because he and his wife had to clean the apt. after she moved out. I know that all they would have had to do was to vacuum the floors. I would appreciate any help for her.

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