Posted by Mark Smith on December 31, 1998 at 17:22:24:
In Reply to: Collecting an award/security deposit after the fact posted by DJeannette on December 31, 1998 at 17:14:20:
You could serve restraining notices on the tenants,
requiring them to hold back twice the amount of the
judgment, until the sheriff or a marshal can levy on
the withheld rents. If enough of the tenants do
this, that should get your landlord's attention.
: My landlord never put my security deposit in an
escrow account -
: when I questioned him on it and moved out he
withheld the total amount $850.
: I took him to small claims and won but so far have
not been able
: to collect the money.I had the services of a
marshal look into his bank
: account but it is under his and his wife's name.
Now I need to obtain
: what is called a "turnover" order to gain access to
the funds in the bank
: account but NYPIRG and even the small claims
clerk's office do not how to go
: about obtaining this turnover order. Everyone says
to get a lawyer but since
: the judgement is only $850, lawyers have not been
that interested in this, plus
: I do not want to end up spending the security
deposit $$ on lawyers fee if there
: is some way I can do it myself.
: Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.
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