I live in a NJ garden apartment complex (# of units 100+). I put down a month and a half of security deposit. I received a check in Jan '06 for interest earned. The problem is my last name is misspelled and so technically I have been unable to cash in the check since I don't have an ID that matches the last name.
The bank where the money is deposited will not give me any info on the/my escrow account - what do I need to do to verify if indeed the money was deposited and in my correct name?
Am I within my legal rights to ask my landlord to apply the $$ to my rent since the money was never deposited in my actual name. What steps should I take to cover any "loop holes" prior to asking the landlord to apply $$ to my rent?