Posted by Bud Branstetter on October 18, 1998 at 09:31:24:
Do you charge a fee with the application so that you get paid for your expense of a credit check? Do you have a statement on your application that deposits/application fees are not refundable?
You can view the money as rent for the time it is not available to someone else. I have given money back after deducting expenses for a new ad and prorating until someone new occupies the property.