I recently signed a contract with a new landlord. Both parties agreed to the terms (specifically having 1 month free rent with a year lease) and signed the lease. They also took my damage deposit. I received an email today from the landlord saying that he cannot uphold the 1 month free and would like for me to sign and resend an updated lease. I refused as that was a major part of why I picked that location and asked for the damage deposit back and he claimed that the damage deposit was non refundable.
Is this actually a fair claim from the landlord? No where in the lease does it say this and I see no reason why he wouldn't simply return the damage deposit.
Also I live in Alberta, Canada if that helps.