Any way to get a deposit back if we didn't read the fine print?
November 19, 2012 9:09 AM Subscribe
We kant reed. Husband and I were interested in an apartment and signed an application. We also paid a deposit, but did NOT sign a lease. Five days later, we changed our minds about the apartment due to costs. Apt. co. is saying they get to keep our $400 deposit because it stated so in eeny weeny font on the application. Is there anything we can do or is this a very expensive reading lesson?
posted by ShadePlant to Work & Money (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We feel we were misled- upon inspection of the application, it did state the "deposit" would be held no matter what. We appealed to the apartment business office, and they stated "in order to be fair to everyone, we will not offer you a refund." They stated the deposit is being kept in order to "cover costs of having the unit off the market and held" for us. Husband has contacted the Better Business Bureau to see if they can help us. This is in the Minneapolis area in MN. Thanks much.