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Are we legally obligated to rent a place if we have been approved, but not signed anything, nor paid any deposits/fees/anything?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

Only reviewed a blank lease, and asked to make ammendments to it before I go any further. no payments have been made (not even application fees), nor have I signed anywhere agreeing to the lease terms

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

Pflugerville, Tx

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, I don't think so. I just want to make sure I can move on and rent another property, I have to move very soon

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
hello?
No, without signing a lease or taking possession of the premises, you have no obligation to enter into a lease for the property. You are free to walk away without legal penalty or obligation.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
who answers my question?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
sorry, missed that comment above
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
this answer is specific to ALL states?
this would be true everywhere in the US.
There is no state which would legslly require you to move forward with a lease in these circumstances.
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