Re: Can We Get Deposit Back if We Didn't Sign the Lease
as to a deposit not being refundable; that surely defeats the purpose of a security deposit, doesn't it? A security deposit must be refundable even if only at the termination of the lease. Therefor, claiming it is not refundable is impossible. I suspect they mean it is not refundable if a lease is not entered into but that too is a problem.
Now, if it is described on your receipt or some other documentation as a holding fee, I believe you are screwed.
So, was your money paid described as a holding fee or a security deposit?
You didn't mention it but just for clarity; any application fee or similar fee is rightfully retained by the prop manager.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.