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One of the Tenants died, who does the SD go to? by John on July 5, 2018 @12:04

So one of the two tenants on the lease died. It was a man and woman (gf/bf). The SD that I received 2 years ago was from an account of the woman. However, she died recently. The lease is up for renewal and due to financial reasons he wishes to end it (I have no issue with this).

The problem is the SD came from her not him, so I don't believe I can give it to him? My question is would it go to her estate then?
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Re: One of the Tenants died, who does the SD go to? by L. on July 5, 2018 @12:19 [ Reply ]
Any unused portion of the deposit should be sent to the deceased tenant's executor, along with an itemized list of deductions. If the amount of rent, damages and cleaning exceed the total security deposit, you'll need to petition the deceased tenant's estate for compensation.
Re: One of the Tenants died, who does the SD go to? by Chele on July 6, 2018 @19:44 [ Reply ]
Depending on your locale, the estate of the deceased is now a party to the lease. Depending on your locale, you have a legal obligation for the next three years to notify potential buyers and tenants that someone passed away while inside the house, if this is where the death took place. This must be an emotionally draining time for everyone, so my condolences to you et al for the loss.

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