Entered a 12-mo lease 4 yrs ago, now moving (Kentucky). LL was living in home and moving to new investment property. I have provided 45-day notice of lease termination. Landlord holds a security deposit, and there are two items I suspect will need repairs. In signing my new lease, I discovered that KY has 2 requirements for landlord: 1) if a deposit is taken, then a joint move-in inspection must be done, and 2) LL must notify tenant in writing WHERE deposit funds are held and that they are in a separate account from other monies LL has. I have made all payments on time.
Although a move-in inspection was planned & discussed, it didn't happen due to LL having to delay his move-out 4 yrs ago and time ran short. Plus, no notice of deposit location or sep acct. was provided. Therefore, I believe deposit to be invalid. Can I pursue full return of deposit (>$1000) and avoid paying for said repairs (I believe they will cost less than the deposit amount)? LL was a licensed KY realtor at time of lease inception. Lease was with him at the time, although he now uses a prop mgt firm.