I am wondering if the Landlord involved is able to keep my deposit until they have another tenant sign for the house...
Here's the situation. I found a house that I was interested in leasing for one year or more. I made initial contact to the Realtor involved with the transaction. I filled out the Rental Application and provided a $1000 deposit for the house. The Possession
Dates where for July 2013 to July 2014. Initially I was told that the house would be available July 1, 2013. I was later told via email that the house wouldn't be available until July 6, 2013.
Now, I'm being told that the house isn't available until August 6, 2013.
The Realtor and Landlord involved are telling me that I am not obligated to get my deposit back until and if the house in question does get another signed lease
I was under the impression that I was going to take possession of this house no later than July 6, 2013. My initial rental application was dated in such a way. Isn't there a clause or such in the state of Florida that will protect me in this situation, as the house was not available to me in the time frame that I had supplied a deposit for???
Waiting to take possession of the house is not an option.
As a side note: I was emailed the lease to take possession of the house from Aug 6, 2013-Aug 5, 2014. I have Not signed the lease agreement.
I would like to get out of this situation quickly!
Thank you for your response and time!