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Unless there is a specific right of rescission in the actual written lease contract, then none exists under CA law. So the instant the lease is signed, it is legally binding if there is no right of rescission..
So if you entered into a new lease with the tenant, regardless of the reason, I am afraid that it is binding and either of you can hold the other to it.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
Did you sign it?
Ok, then your only recourse here is to revoke the offer to lease before it is accepted. The problem is that all he has to do is sign it to accept it and he can just lie and say he has already signed it if he hasn't actually done so.
But you can always just revoke the lease via email and then refuse to acknowledge it if the tenant tries to state that they have already signed it..
Then the tenant would have to file suit and allege a breach of contract if they wanted to pursue this..