What if the tenant pull out after signing contract?

If the tenant pull out after signing the contract, what will happen to the holding deposit? Or what compensation will be to the landlord, in particularly if the moving in date is a couple of months later?

Also, using rent now, when the tenant need to pay the deposit and first month rent? Is it immediately after the signing contract?

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