What to do if I signed a lease contract on a commercial truck but when I went to pickup the truck I was not satisfy with it?

Therefore I refused delivery. Can I ask for my security deposit back? I live in one stae an the company is based in another.

Asked on May 31, 2012 under Business Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

When two parties enter into a contract, then the contract is binding, regardless of the state that you reside in.  Whether or not you can get your security deposit back will depend on the terms of your agreement.  Many rental contracts have provisions for what happens to the deposit when the vehicle is returned or the deal is not finalized.  Some companies will grant a partial refund.  Look at the contract and any other documents that you signed or received.  So, to answer your question, the answer is yes or no depending on what your contract says about the security deposit.  You need to read this ASAP in the event there are any specialized provisions for obtaining the return.  Some require that you make a demand for a return within a certain number of days.  If you don't comply with the terms, you could end up forfeiting the right to your deposit back.


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