I was a superintendent to the current building I reside. When I moved I was not charged a security deposit, but I still paid rent monthly as a regular tenant. Unfortunately, I got fired a few months ago. My landlord now sent a notice to my home DEMANDING my security deposit and will not allow me to pay my rent unless its paid along with the security deposit. What can I do? My lease doesn't mention it, but he says it does. I've been trying to contact his office with no response from his staff. Can I take it to court and get it removed? I think my landlord is trying to evict me.
A landlord can make changes to a tenancy only at the time of lease renewal. When your lease is about to expire, the landlord can notify you that a new lease will contain a security deposit requirement and you can agree to pay it and remain a tenant or refuse to and vacate the premises by the last day of your current lease.
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