Hello, I have a query related to rental. I had finalised an apartment for rent just before the lockdown period started and paid an amount to landlord as advance just to lock the deal but before the rest things gets initiated lockdown implemented and things didn’t moved ahead, no agreement made nor keys handed over to me. Now, situation is like I am not likely to get that apartment for rent due to many reasons as situation has been changed after COVID-19.
Now question arises in my mind that shall I ask the landlord to refund my advance amount? Is there any legal clause under which he is liable to refun the advance amount to me?
Please suggest how can I move further, though I haven’t yet discussed with him.