Consult the attorney that represented you in the sale, your attorney should have checked all the settlement costs and provided you with a closing statement showing where all the monies went.
But I have never heard of a management company returning a security deposit to a tenant still in occupancy, why did the management company do that? Did you authorize that? You may have a claim against your managing agent. But the buyers attorney should have also checked the settlement statement at the closing table as well.
I wish you well with your move.
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
I assume you had an attorney prepare the legal contract of sale for you when you sold the house and represent you at the closing table. This is a legal matter and you should refer it to your attorney. You should tell the buyer that it has nothing to do with you and to direct any further questions to your attorney. Also, call your attorney and tell him or her what is happening right away. That is your best bet for the time being.
I am not an attorney and cannot give out legal advice, but in my experience as a real estate broker I would be inclined to think that unless there was something written into the contract of sale regarding this issue, the buyer does not have a valid claim against you. If I can be of further assistance, please contact me direct. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783