Ask a landlord-tenant lawyer and get answers ASAP
Good afternoon,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
When your son's girlfriend was the only applicant for the apartment and your wife wrote the check to the apartment complex, that was legally a gift to the girlfriend and did not entitle you or your wife to any legal remedy in case the apartment never rented to the couple or in case the apartment was rented and the deposit applied to the first month's rent or the deposit.
I presume that there was an agreement between the four of you that the $150 was a loan and give that your remedy is to sue the ex-girlfriend in small claims court for the return of the money----since the purpose of the loan will no longer ever come to fruition.
You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.I hope that I have been able to fully answer your question. As I am not an employee of JustAnswer, please be so kind as to rate my service to you. That is the only way I am compensated for assisting you. Thank you in advance.I wish you and yours the best in 2016,Doug
Good afternoon,Do you have any additional questions that you would like me to address for you?In case you would like a phone call to further discuss these issues you have raised, I will make that offer to you. You are certainly not obligated to accept a call offer, but many people do find it helpful for clarification purposes, as well as to allow them to ask additional questions.As I have provided you with the information you asked for, would you please now rate my service to you so I can be compensated for assisting you?Thanks in advance,Doug