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Is the landlord going to allow you to hold the lease solely in your name? Did the landlord ask for a new deposit?
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First, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Second and as I am sure you are aware, for an apartment to be under rent control, the tenant (or their lawful successor such as a family member, spouse, or adult lifetime partner) must have been living in that apartment continuously since before July 1, 1971. As such, if this applies to you, a new security deposit should be provided to the landlord, when you return the signed lease. Since yous husband has passed and he is no longer on the lease and it is solely in your name, the landlord returned the old deposit and should simply request a new one, issues solely by you. In the lease, it should state and advise of the same but if it is silent and the landlord is not asking for one, then you can just return the lease and continue to pay the rent, according to it. A new check can be issued, solely by you, since you are only on the lease at this time.
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