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I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. What do you mean by "options"? Are you asking if you can force the landlord to provide a copy of the lease?
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Thank you for your patience. I am sorry to be the one to bear bad news.There is no law that would require the landlord to provide you a copy of the lease at this point. At the time the lease was negotiated and signed, you could have demanded a copy...but at this point, since the lease was signed some time ago, there is not a law you can invoke to force the landlord to supply you a copyNow...if this landed in court (say, for example, the landlord claims you breached one of the lease terms), part of the judicial process would allow you "discovery"....you would be entitled to a copy of the lease at that point But not before.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you can force the landlord to provide you a copy now but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you...I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
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Thanks for your understandingPhil