The security deposit was returned by the post office as 'undeliverable, unable to forward'. We are unable to contact the former tenants and have reason to believe they may have moved back to Japan. What do we do with the check? Leave it in their file or send it to the state?
Leave it in their file for now. You will need proof that you attempted to return the deposit to them in the event this becomes an issue.
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