Paying for leasehold repairs
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QuestionCountry: United States of America
I've lived in my apartment for six months. In October, I took my rent payment to my landlords house and she told me that she was filing bankruptcy and that she would be send my security deposit back with a letter. She never did. On October 27th, I called her home, and her phone was shut off. I went to her home and she had moved. I held my rent payment so that when she called because it was late, I could ask her what was going on and for her new address. She never called. I received a letter for a bankruptcy hearing for my landlord, which was on December 8th, but I was unable to attend due to my work schedule. The lady on the 1st floor had to pay for repairs herself due to not being able to get a hold of the landlord. It is now December 21st and I received a letter from my landlord demanding payment of rent. I haven't heard from her in over 2 months. I don't even know if she still owns my building or is the landlord. What should I do? I feel like she is trying to rip me off.