Silver Spring, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: My landlord sold the property to a new owner on the last day of our lease agreement. Who owes us the security deposit?

We moved out on the 30th of June and I think the new owners signed on that day. Our landlord has ghosted us in regards to the security deposit. She has not claimed any damages. I have given her thirty days and then sent a notice of failure to return deposit when I hadn’t heard anything. Before I take her to court, I need to know if she is actually responsible. Should I be seeking the deposit from her or the new owners? What if they signed after the 30th?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Your contract is with the former owner. You could sue in General Sessions Court for Breach, Conversion, or in certain Counties, violation of Statute. It may not be worth it, but you probably know what Bank he uses to execute a levy.

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