What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? WV
I have lived in this single apartment for almost 2 years. My previous landlord apparently couldn't pay the mortgage, and it was foreclosed on, at which point a new owner immediately took possession. Instead of booting everyone, she kept everyone who wanted to continue living in their location on what was basically the original rent, same price, same time periods, etc. With the previous landlord, we were month-to-month, the lease was pretty much a receipt, and the new lease was pretty basic, as well.
I sent her a letter telling her I would be moving out at the end of the month along with my rent for this month. She responded with a letter telling me that, because she didn't receive the original security deposit, she would not be returning it. So, essentially, I'm out a security deposit. Is this right, can she do this? She seems to have just nonchalantly said I won't be getting it back, and good luck in the future.