(Crosscut) Debra Tolbert’s brother had been battling stage four kidney failure when he died last month of a heart attack.
But a grieving Tolbert was hardly prepared for what she heard from property managers of Dennis Hanel’s White Center rental house when she tried to collect his security deposit and last month’s rent.
Her brother “violated the terms of his lease” when he died, a representative of the rental and management company told her. “She said to me, ‘He’s not getting anything back,’ ” Tolbert said.
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