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deposit (by Ken [NV]) Jan 23, 2011 9:04 PM
       deposit (by Virden [OH]) Jan 23, 2011 9:27 PM
       deposit (by Moshe [CA]) Jan 23, 2011 9:34 PM
       deposit (by Reid [KS]) Jan 23, 2011 9:48 PM

deposit (by Ken [NV]) Posted on: Jan 23, 2011 9:04 PM

State Specific Question About: NEVADA (NV)

we had some prospective renters that gave us a deposit for our house to rent and they backed out. what is our rights regarding refunding all or part of the money back

Thanks, Ken

deposit (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Jan 23, 2011 9:27 PM

This is very close to the form here in the kit for landlords - the implication of deposit means it is to be returned, the fee is a fee for removing the property from other prospective renters with option to convert to security deposit, you will likely have to return it if asked in court. -->

Non Refundable Binder

This will acknowledge receipt of the sum of $ _____ by _____________________ ("Landlord") from_____________________ ("Applicant") as a holding fee to hold vacant the rental property at _____________________, until _____________________ at _____________________. The property will be rented to Applicant on a _____________________ basis at a rent of $_____per month, if Applicant signs Landlord's written _____________________and pays Landlord the first month's rent and a $ _____ security deposit on or before that date, in which event the holding fee will be applied to the first month's rent.

This Agreement depends upon Landlord receiving a satisfactory report of Applicant's references and credit history. Landlord and Applicant agree that if Applicant fails to sign the Agreement and pay the remaining rent and security deposit, Landlord may retain this holding fee to compensate Landlord for lost income and inconvenience.

This binder will be returned to the Tenant less the cost of the credit check $_____ if the Tenant is not approved for any reason.

Date ____________________

Applicant __________________

Date ____________________

Applicant __________________

Date ____________________

Landlord __________________

deposit (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Jan 23, 2011 9:34 PM

Since you are asking about a deposit that was already given, disposition of the deposit is governed by the agreement between the parties about what to do about the deposit.

If there was no firm and demonstrable agreement, then you will have to settle between the two of you. My suggestion would be to return the deposit and make a firm written agreement next time.

deposit (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jan 23, 2011 9:48 PM

`Uf the agreement isn't in writing it will probably be a lot less trouble to return it . Don't do that again without the agreement being in writing . --99.151.xx.xx

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