Posted by Peter on August 29, 2000 at 14:28:51:
In Reply to: Is my lease legal if the landlord never signed it? posted by Red on August 29, 2000 at 13:47:55:
Your lease agreement with your landlord was made with a signed document. The fact that he has that signed document is in his favor and I assume he left you with a lease agreement identical to the one you signed.
You are bound by your lease agreement. Your landlord can make a copy of your lease at any time, but he/she is lazy (which is why your having difficalty getting anything repaired).
Becareful with this one.
: I recently signed a lease with a rental company in Buffalo, New York. (I live in a unit with four apartments, 6 units in all and pay $495 a month.) My 4-page lease clearly states "Landlord and tenant have signed this lease as of the date at the top" and there's a space for a witness signature. However, the landlord did not sign the lease, nor has he provided me with a signed copy. There was no witness, either. I asked an attorney if the lease was legal, and he said that the landlord could always sign his copy later--the important (and binding) part was that I had signed it. However, there's a chance that I may break my lease, because the company is already being very difficult. Is my lease legal if the landlord never signed it?
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