You have not replied to my information request, and I do have to log off soon, so I am going to provide an answer based on what information I do have.
A contract requires that it should be signed by all parties
, or AT THE VERY LEAST, by the party being charged
Because the new contract was not signed, a STRONG ARGUMENT can be made that no written contract was actually in place, meaning that second lease on the second property was actually a month to month
However, the company is likely to argue the opposite, stating that even though the lease was not signed, there was a verbal contract for these months and try to show emails and other proof as "parts" of the contract. They will no doubt try to keep the deposit and/or bill otherwise, falling back on the lease to justify this.
IF SO, then the onus is on the tenant (or, former tenant) to file suit in small claims court (Justice of the Peace), arguing that there was not written lease
and simply a month to month verbal lease. Then, it would be up to the Court to decide.
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