Hi there, So heres my story.
Around the middle of April my friend and I found an apartment we thought would be good to split. The guys we were going to sublet from sketched us out a bit but the apartment was still alright. We gave them an application for it and they tried to get us to give them the deposit so they could leave town to go back home for the summer we told them we were not comfortable with that and they said they would get back to us.
We met them again and they had a sub letters form, we signed the form and gave them post dated checks, they told us they would get back to us that night to let us know if the landlord accepted and to get us our keys.
They never called us, and when we called them they said they would call us in the morning. When we never heard back from them we cancelled the checks.
The first of may rolls around and I get a call from them saying that our checks bounced (they were cancelled) and that they were going to take legal action.
I was emailed a copy of the form we signed with the landlords signiture where he is suppose to print his name and empty where he is supposed to sign it.
We were never told that we were accepted by the landlord, we were never given keys and we are certainly not in the apartment. These guys are 4 hours away I was not going to allow them to leave and take our money without getting the apartment. I am in no way able to pay for this place as I am getting ready to move to an entirely different city.
Is there anything I can do?