our long term tenant died. we had a lease which stated a 60 day notice for vacating. The tenant's family gave us 10 days notice. One of the family members asked for the security deposit to be returned. We discussed and all agreed that no security deposit would be returned and we would not press the lease issue. To further complicate matters, our elderly sisters in the upper unit asked if they could move downstairs to the prior tenant's unit. It took us 2 months to rent the upper unit. Suddenly we receive a certified letter from dead tenants attorney that family is suing us for security deposit X's 2!