Am I legally bound to a lease when my application has not been approved?
We have since found a much cheaper option and have decided that we should wait and shop around. I called the apartment complex and asked them to destroy our application and check as we did not feel financially able to commit.
They called us back today and said that we are legally bound to our lease and will be held liable for all re-letting fees and rent. They had not yet deposited our check, we have not returned the guarantor applications, we have not submitted income verification, and we have to our knowledge received application approval. I called my bank and made a stop payment order on the check I had written them to prevent them from depositing it and saying the deposit was paid.
Can we legally be held liable?