If I never received a copy of my lease agreement, is it legal? I signed a one month agreement, gave a deposit of $1200. Informed the owner within four days on May 10 that I would not be able to move in. He then cashed my check on July 1. He is now telling me that he is lucky that I am he is not suing me for breech of contract and that I am ”ignorant, inexperienced and immature.” Is this legal? Because of the unknown deposit, my rent is late (which I am charged a fee) and I have numerous overdraft fees.
Rental Lease If I never received a copy of my lease agreement, is it legal?
Re: Rental Lease
First, itis legal.
Secondly, hard to answer without seeing the lease.
Third, possible slander if his words to you were overheard by a third person who will testify.
Overdraft fees and late rent would constitute damages.
Now, the rule legal question is why you broke the lease and din’t move in. Informing him within 4 days does not give you the right to break.
Why didn’t you stop payment on the check?
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