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I gave a landlord a deposit for a house to hold for me but 4 days later i ask for my money back bc he promise to fix the house. He said i cant get my money back even though i didnt sign a lease agreement can he that by law
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No. The landlord cannot hold your deposit if you did not come to an agreement regarding when you would move in. In addition, even if you had come to an agreement, it appears the landlord is breaching it and you could sue in small claims for the return of your deposit.

 

 

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