My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Illinois(Chicago)
A prospective tenant signed a lease, gave security deposit then called the next day and said she changed her mind and wants her money back.
I had deposited the money into the property security deposit account the same day.
This person continues to call asking when her money will be returned. I told her I have to find someone to take over her lease, plus I need to make sure the check is not returned (it was a money order).
My question is what are my rights to the money? She signed a lease, and put money down. I believe she is not due ANYTHING just because she wasted my time.
By the way.. her excuse for changing her mind was that someone in her family is sick in a different state????? I have heard it all.
Thanks for your help.