The tenant is on a month-to-month lease and we have recently increased the rent. Along with this, we have increased the security deposit. The tenant sent in a check for the increased rent but nothing for the security deposit. In the lease that we took over from the previous owner, there is nothing that prohibits us from raising the deposit. The tenant argued that the lease doesn't state we have the option to raise the deposit.
How should we respond and how much time should we give the tenant to comply? If they don't, is it grounds for eviction? Should we not cash the increased rent check yet?