My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas
I was approved to move into a rental house in Lubbock, Texas. The landlord asked for a deposit to hold the house. I have since been laid off and cannot afford the house. Since I have not signed a lease, I asked for my deposit to be returned. The landlord refused. Can the landlord actually keep all my deposit (one month's rent @ $1,300) and my pet deposit ($300)?