My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of:
We live in NY we applied to an ad about a newly remodeled house. We looked at the house and we liked it so we filled out an application. We waited two days and the landlord informed us she would rent to us. We arranged to meet a week later in which we signed a month to month lease and paid a security deposit for $850. We agreed that on the first of June we would pay the first months rent.
A family emergency occurred and we were unable to rent the home. Less than 24 hours from the time we signed the lease we called and informed the landlord of the bad news. By law can she keep our security deposit?