Troy, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I requested my deposit back from place I was going to move in and landlord is not responding to request made 2 wk ago

About a week prior to moving in they let national grid cut the power because previous tenant didn't pay and was told it would take 10 days to restore. I wfh and would not be able to wait 10 days and requested my deposit back on 9/6 and have gotten no response. Because of this I'm about to be homeless

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Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Whether you are entitled to the return of your deposit depends upon the agreement pursuant to which the payment was made. You should consider sitting down with a local attorney to review that agreement.

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