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Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Rosie [MD]) May 7, 2019 8:33 AM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Nicole [PA]) May 7, 2019 8:46 AM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by S i d [MO]) May 7, 2019 9:31 AM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) May 7, 2019 9:33 AM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by cjl [NY]) May 7, 2019 10:47 AM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Vee [OH]) May 7, 2019 12:49 PM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by RentsDue [MA]) May 7, 2019 3:26 PM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) May 7, 2019 5:36 PM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Rosie [MD]) May 7, 2019 8:27 PM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 9, 2019 6:56 PM
       Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by DON [PA]) May 12, 2019 11:44 PM

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Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Rosie [MD]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 8:33 AM
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I had a tenant who leaglly moved out the house into a nursing home . His niece was handling his affairs and was his power of attorney. She sent me an email with his new address and another email following up on the return of his security deposit. I mailed out the SD refund check to the attention of my tenant's name within the allotted time frame for my state (45 days). I later learned from a neigbor that my tenant had already passed away within that time frame and the niece did not inform me. The niece cashed the check on his behalf. My question is was she entitled to do so?

--73.132.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 8:46 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it. If he had an estate, it went into the estate checking account. If no estate, she probably put it into his personal account. Either way, what does it matter to you? --72.70.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 9:31 AM
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You did what the law required you to do. No longer your problem. Case closed...moving on. Let the other potential heirs sue the niece/POA if she mishandled funds. --173.20.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 9:33 AM
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If she was the executor or had power of attorney, that was legal.

If it wasn't legal, it wasn't your money and you have proof you complied with state law about returning the deposit. If she stole it after that, it isn't your problem.

If he died, the deposit didn't become your money. You still had to return it. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 10:47 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it. Your neighbor is obviously nosy and apparently trying to get you involved in something you have no business worrying about.

You returned the SD within the time that you were suppose to and to where you were informed to do so. the end.

If (IF) the estate or whoever comes back and states "We didn't get the money" or whatever - all you can do is provide them with the cancelled check copy. They can do the investigating if they need to from there.

Don't get involved. If the estate isn't coming back - move on. --69.201.xx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 12:49 PM
Message:

When you get the check back hold it for a few years, in case another family member wants the money. --76.188.xxx.xx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 3:26 PM
Message:

Be greatful the check got cashed. Your job is done. If it had come back to you would have further obligations. --71.10.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 5:36 PM
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Wouldn't worry about it. If she was able to cash it, it means she had signature access to his account. More than likely she used it to cover estate expenses anyway.

If there's an issue, it will be between the daughter and the estate/heirs. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by Rosie [MD]) Posted on: May 7, 2019 8:27 PM
Message:

Thank you everyone for your input. I'll hold on to the email conversations between me and the niece and the return check just in case. Hopefully all will end well. --73.132.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 9, 2019 6:56 PM
Message:

Rosie,

Not your problem. You complied with your legal obligation. Done.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Tenant's death & Sec Dep (by DON [PA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:44 PM
Message:

POA stops at death. After death, estate must be opened. Not your problem to deal with. You did what was proper, as you did not know he had died. --73.141.xxx.xx



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