Hello, I need some advice...Here is my situation:
-Posted to Victoria and went on an HHT (House Hunting Trip) in July
-I realized that going to Victoria on IR (Imposed Restriction) was the way I would have to go for at least 6 months or more so I looked for accommodations for myself. I found a small one bedroom apartment close to work and within the set amount of $1600, it actually was $1500 per month.
-As per BC regs I put down half a month's rent ($700) to secure the place until I showed up and started living in it.
...All well and good right?
Here is the kicker
-The posting was cancelled by the career shop in Ottawa due to a myriad of reasons that I had no active role in. I did not get the news until a week before I was to drive across the country. I had everything in place for a successful IR period, kids OK, finances in order, wife OK and had a visit schedule, etc..
My question is, How do I get that $700 back, or, is it just lost? If I have to go through Brookfield I think I will just forget about it because they are obstinant. Any advice is welcome. I anticipate a fight with whomever I ask for the money back from.