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On a lease renewal agreement, is it legal if only the tenant

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On a lease renewal agreement, is it legal if only the tenant signs it?

cfortunato :

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A lease agreement or lease renewal agreement is not legally enforceable if it is only signed by the tenant. To be legally enforceable, both the tenant and the landlord (or the landlord's agent) must also sign the agreement.

Customer:

If the tenant signs it, does the tenant have to abide by the original lease even though the lease has long expired.

cfortunato :

If the lease renewal agreement was not signed by the landlord, the original lease is not legally enforceable either. In other words, neither the tenant not the landlord would have to abide by the original lease.

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Okay, thanks for the information. What do I do to accept this?

cfortunato :

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