A week after signing lease had the place burglarized and had $20,000 in losses . Broke the lease and vacated property . Landlord said he would return the security deposit to me and now refuses . Thinking about communicating to the landlord that I intend to stop by and have a chat with the new tenant about the burglary if he does return my $1,500 security deposit . Is this good/bad idea. ?
You may need to retain a landlord tenant lawyer.
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Based on your narrative, you busted out of a lease without cause and now you want to commit the Tort of Intentional Interference with business advantage. You are just racking up liability . How about talking to a lawyer before you dig any deeper hole for yourself.
I am truly sorry for the burglary but you are upset and it is coloring your judgment.
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