I changed my mind about renting a property after paying the deposit and I would like to know if the landlord can legally retain it until another tenant is found.
After viewing the property, I and my husband liked what we saw and paid the deposit to secure the lease.
However, after my attorney viewed the lease contract, he pointed out a number of issues that caused us to review our decision and we asked the landlord to change certain sections of the contract.
She was not prepared to do that and we then cancelled the agreement, asking for a refund of the deposit within seven days.
The landlord replied to say she would only repay the deposit if she found a new tenant.
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