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Hello, okay, I paid my 40 dollar application fee to lease a house, all came back good. The leasing agency called and said I was approved. When I went to pay the 800.00 down payment, the leasing agency rep., said they had leased to someone else because my current landlord got back to them, with a good reference, 15 min to late. The application was filled out and credit approved on Monday, we followed up on Tuesday with her saying "all good just waiting reply back from your landlord". Went there Thursday morning to pay deposit and was told they had accepted another applicant who had applied after us. This does not seem appropriate considering all things ask of us was fulfilled in a timely manner. Please advise? Thanks, ***** *****

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 3 months ago

Unfortunately, until you have a signed lease or have taken possession of the premises, the landlord has no legal obligation to rent to you. So, what they did is inappropriate and rude, but not, in and of itself, illegal.

If you believe the landlord's refusal to rent to you was based on your race, religion, ethnicity, etc., that would be illegal and you could sue them for money damages. Otherwise, there is not a cause of action.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not want you spinning your wheels on this.

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