On jan 5th i signed a lease with a rental agency. my deposit was $715. I paid that. then I told them i would move in on jan 15th so they pro-rated my rent for jan. in the amount of $260.50. I paid both the rent and the deposit on jan 5th when i signed the lease. I went back on jan 8th and to them I changed my mind about the apartment and I wanted my money back. i was told there was no way I could get my money back because the money was already deposited into their account.
Why cant I get my money back if the lease is not effective yet?
I have not moved in yet. I dont have a key and they will not give them to me until the effective date of the lease.