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Deposit vs. Tenant Wit a Signed lease

I had a prospective tenant that, 1) Signed a lease, 2) Paid a partial deposit of $400.00, 3) Stated that they wanted occupy the premises, on the 26th of April vs the 1st of May, and 4) Ended up saying that they had some problems and would not be able to move in.   My questions is: Do I have legal recourse for any portion or all of the deposit?

It's your money, keep it.  You could probably get a years rent, but move on and count your blessings a problem tenant showed their colors so early.
I totally agree with Doug. Yes, you probably could go to court with the signed lease agreement, but that might be too much time and effort. Enjoy your easy money.
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