East Lansing, MI asked in Real Estate Law, Small Claims and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: I made an oral lease agreement but want to cancel and have the deposit back.

I made an oral agreement to sublease the defendant's apartment room for 4 months and I paid the first-month rental as a deposit. Twenty hours after I paid the money, I decided not to rent this room and requested my deposit back, however, he refused to give the money back. He said he wouldn't give my money back until someone takes his lease. I found one person for him to take over the one-month lease and others take the rest so he doesn't have economic losses. However, He is nitpicking for tenants and rejected all my offers.

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
  • Dexter, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, but I don’t see a basis for a rescission of the lease, or a claim that the other party breached the agreement, so I would say based upon these facts, that the landlord is in the right. Is there a basis for a claim that the landlord breached the agreement?

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