Ask a real estate pro: Can new landlord refuse repairs until I pay another security deposit ?

In most cases, your old landlord would have given the new owner credit and accounting of the deposits at the closing. Your new landlord should have asked for a signed statement, often called an “estoppel” detailing the terms of your lease during the purchase process. Even if your deposits were not transferred to your new landlord, he would still be on the hook for them as if they were.