My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Virginia.

I am moving a few hours away from where I currently reside in Virginia. I found a room I was interested in renting and had a friend that lives close to the area I am looking at look at the place for me. The landlord told me that if I submitted the security deposit the room would be held for me. I submitted the security deposit via the friend that looked at the room for me. The landlord then emailed a copy of the lease agreement, but it has not been signed nor agreed upon. I decided I would no longer like to rent the room and the landlord does not want to give the security deposit back. Do I have any recourse? Thank you for any replies.