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Good morning. Yes, you can ask the landlord to show proof plus there were things that should have been done when you gave it to them. I say this because the security deposit remains the tenant’s property, but is held by
the landlord for the term of the lease to ensure that the tenant pays the rent due, pays the utility bills, and returns the rented property in
proper condition, as required by the lease.
To require you to pay a security deposit, within 14 days of your moving in, a landlord must inform you in writing about both the name and address of her business and the financial institution where the security deposit will be held, and also, in large type, about your responsibility to provide a forwarding address within 4 days of moving out to ensure your rights under the law
Now, if your case if the if the landlord sells the rental property
or she remains liable with respect to the tenant’s security deposit until any ONE of the following occurs:
a) The landlord returns the deposit to the tenant, OR
b) The landlord transfers the deposit to the new owner and sends notice—by mail—to the tenant informing him or her of the new owner’s
name and address, OR
c) The new owner sends written notice of their name and address to the tenant AND the name and address of the financial institution where the deposit is held AND the tenant’s obligation to provide a forwarding address
within 4 days of terminating occupancy.
As such, you can ask for proof or speak with the landlord about compliance.
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