My husband just inherited a rental property in Virginia. His brother is the Executor of the estate. We are currently in the process of transferring the property into my husband's name. The problem is that the Executor has said he is not giving us the $500 security deposit from the current renter to my husband, because the current renter has probably damaged the property so bad (based on how the outside looks) that they would not get the deposit back anyway. Is this the correct action? Doesn't the security deposit go with the property? What can we do to get this security deposit?
Thanks for your help.