My question involves bankruptcy in the state of: MO
I am not sure if I shall ask my question in this forum or in the landlord-tenant forum:
I was notified last week thatmy landlord has filed for bankruptcy under chapter 13. My security deposit is 1500 $. These are my questions:
- is the lease contract terminated now? Honestly, I prefer to leave ASAP since I have a baby at home and my work schedule does not let me to move at any time (probably next month is the best time for us). Besides, the lanlord stopped taking care of the condo's maintenance and I am afraid that I willbe screwed if something bad happens. And how shall i find out? Ask the trustee or the court?
- do you think that I have any chance to get my deposit when I leave?
- can I withhold the last month rent for the deposit?
- what if I transfer the rent (or at least the last month rent) to a saving account instead of paying the landlord as a form of security that I will get my deposit and also show that I have no intention not to pay my rent.
Please Help me because this has caused a lot of stress for us and leaving with a new born is extremely difficult.
Thank you very much