However, had brain aneurysm & left me unable to work as a legal secretary. I have received a "Notice to Quit! Which I believe is for end of this month, July. I have rented at this 2 family house 14 years, the last 11 being with new owners of house. They texted me a bit ago about how they want to sell house and move to CA & asked for me to be out by end of August, same w/tenants upstairs, so they can have empty to come in fix up to get best price. All years I have been here they have done nothing. I texted back stating I can't possibly move out by then..rents are to high & can't afford here anymore either, due to benefits stopping for my oldest daughter when she turned 18 a yr ago yesterday, receiving benefits under my ex.husband's SSDI. She is full.time college student & still a dependant of mine. I have other daughter 13. I am disabled as well for long time receiving benefits under my SSDI, from brain injury. My landlords/owners want me to sign a paper & for me to take my security deposit back. They said they closed out account.bla bla..I said no why don't u hold onto as I haven't yet found a place. What is their motive in wanting me to sign & take check.asking me several times?
Don't sign anything until a lawyer has looked at it. The laws concerning handling and return of the security deposit are very strict towards the landlord. They may be trying to get you to give up your rights in that regard. Failure to follow the law with respect to the security deposit can lead to treble damages and attorneys fees. You should have an attorney look at your lease and the notice to quit to make sure it was doe properly.
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