Glen Head, NY asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for New York

Q: We have 3 mos left on our lease & the landlord won't share any details re security deposit (3 mos). Can we draw it down?

Landlord also lives out of state in CA and will not provide us with contact information beyond his phone # and email address. The total of the security they have is $12,600, so it is not something that could be recouped. We have been perfect tenants for two years and worried that we are about to be hustled.

Thank you!!

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Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you want to not pay rent for three months as a strategy, you can. You risk an eviction case being filed, but it will not likely be resolved in three months. But you would have to answer any summons.

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