I signed my commercial lease (small shop in shopping centre) when the assignment was completed. I then requested that the centre manager return the 2 months security bond/deposit to me. He advised that he didn't have it and that I should seek it from the previous centre manager. He further claimed he received some documentation and some security deposits buy not mine. I have written to the previous centre manager and no reply (no surprises there). Is there a low cost option for me to pursue (I had to sell shop to pay bills) this? I would have thought this was a trust account situation. To further complicate matters, I contacted the lawyers who did the initial purchase for me but as that happened in 2005 they have destroyed all their records over 5 years so I can't get specific details. It's quite clearly stated in the lease "2 months security deposit". Who is the authority I can seek help from under Commercial Law?