We were approved for a rental unit a month ago, in writing and verbally. This came following a background and credit check. A deposit was put down. Since then, we have paid to break our current lease, incurred moving expenses and spent time and mo...
Has the LL signed the lease document which you already signed? If so, the landlord has already committed to the new lease with you.
Unless there are strong facts showing that your rental application was fraudulent, if the landlord signed the lease and you have performed any pre-lease term obligations (like paying your deposit, if required), the lease should be valid and enforceable (by both you and the LL).
If the LL were to back out now, you could sue for the reasonable amount of damages you justifiably incurred in reliance on the lease. You are not likely to be compensated for your time, but you could potentially recover an early termination fee paid under your prior lease, and similar reasonable damages. Depending upon the amount of damages alleged, this could be a small claims case or limited jurisdiction case. Please consult with an attorney in you area for further information.See question