I have plenty of issues my apartment complex would not check my electric meter light bill $1000 for two months went to the office cause something start biteing my children I ask for them to spray it turned out to be bed bugs then they switched owners and told me I have to pay $700 myself,I'm relocating for my job and want my deposit they said contact previous owners to get it I don't know what to do.
Under the Landlord-Tenant Act, the landlord is required to inform you of the Bank who holds the security deposit. They then must provide you an accounting of the security deposit upon move-out. Failure to do either of these things under the law may require them to refund the deposit in full.
"Contact the former landlord" is an unacceptable response from the current owners. The status of the tenant's deposit was an issue that should have been handled upon transfer of ownership. If they failed to do so, that is their problem, not yours.
Finally, the bedbugs would create an issue of the fitness of the premises for habitability under the Landlord-Tenant Act. You may be able to get some portion of your rent refunded to you for the landlord's failure to comply with the duty to keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition as required by law.
You should meet with an attorney so you will at least be advised of your rights.
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You need to sit down with an attorney and see what claims you may have. The bed bugs will be difficult because you have to prove they and not you caused them. As for the electricity, did you call the utility provider, presumably duke energy? As for the security deposit, it will depend on your lease, if you are leaving early, and what condition you left the home in.
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