In NC Can I sue for the interest on a security deposit that was in escrow for over 12 year's? My former landlord died and my deposit was with held unlawfully , can I sue for three time's the amount of my deposit plus court cost's , being that it has been over a year and I have not received an itemized copy of why my deposit was withheld. Lastly do I sue the estate of my former landlord or who he left his property to in his will? I
You have two issues:
- The return of the security deposit.
- The payment for interest.
Look at your states governemnt website for information tenant rights. They will layout the timelines and rules for returning and documenting the security deposit, the rules for interest, and the way to force the landlord to pay.
Some jurisdictions require the the dispute to go to small claims court or to use an arbitrator.
You will probably need to get local legal advice to determine who needs to be served with the papers.