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Juliabarnes1…, Home Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If my lease agreement states to give a security deposit upon move in and no deposit is given. Does this cancel the lease agreement?

Asked by Juliabarnes1961, Fort Lauderdale, FL Mon Jul 8, 2013

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I would be surprised if the landlord allowed you to move in without the security deposit.
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it doesn't cancel the lease agreement, it's a breach of contract.
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The fact of the matter is that it's unlikely that a landlord would allow a tenant to move in without first satisfying all of the terms of the agreement. In the event that it was overlooked, it may be grounds for an eviction.

Getting into an agreement without fulfilling your obligation is not a good way to start any relationship of this nature.

Good luck,

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It would only cancel the agreement if the lease actually says "failure to comply with this or any clause of this agreement automatically terminates the agreement" or something to that effect. If the landlord wants out of the agreement, they can use the failure to terminate the agreement. But, typically, you would just work it out with the landlord and get the contract back on track. Best of luck...
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Did you tell your landlord the reason for the delay or why you won't cooperate?
The landlord can choose to.
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