Am i financially liable if we reserved an apartment but didn't sign the lease?
Jacksonville, FL |
We did confirm by email that we would pay the first 6 months but my plans changed and my parents dont want me to sign the lease. Ottawa, Ontario CanadaWe also did the the application and payed 100 dollars for the application.
Typically no if you did not sign the lease. The lease is the only thing that can bind you to owing rent. You may obviously lose the $100 application fee though.
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Likely you are not liable but if you signed anything then it should be reviewed by a competent attorney to be sure. Some businesses have a nasty habit of vindictively filing a collection notice when you back out of a deal. the language of the reservation could have some effect on you. My colleagues have a point and likely no liability for a lease but I would want to know what the reservation says.