The landlord faxed me an unsigned copy of the lease with a cover letter stating "please sign and fax back and mail the executed copy to... " I did not agree with some of the terms of the lease, spoke of some changes and received a new un-signed copy of the lease. I told him I would sign it and fax it back but would not send the executed copy back until I appproved of the condition of the apartment because the lease stated "as-is condition". He failed to have the apartment ready at the time the lease was to begin so I did not give him the executed copy of the lease. Now he is holding back $1050 from me stating that advertising and costs to re-rent the place. Also, his son decided to take my apartment and rent his the very next day.
This was for Nassau County New York
Am I liable for this?