Question: I put a deposit down on a rental and upon getting the keyes for 12 hours, was allergic to the house-I. I never signed the lease. I informed the owner in writing that I could not live there, and never signed the lease. He is keeping my deposit and saying it is binding because I took the key. Can I get my deposit back if I never signed the lease? He sent me a counter offer to the lease asking for more rent and deposits, and it was never executed.
Answer: Please see the article Small Claims Court Process.
January 27, 2009