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What is the law in the state California about signing an

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Customer: What is the law in the state California about signing an unnotarized two year lease term for a residential property. Can it be changed to only a year term.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: After signing a two year term and we have not moved in yet nor have given the landlord full payment for first, last rental and security deposit, we are already having issues with him for finding out lies after another lies. He he said at first he is the owner of property but we found out later from other source that he is not. Actually we want to back out but he's threatening us to be sued. So we have no choice However we don't trust him anymore.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 11 months ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 11 months ago.

A lease is not required to be notarized. Is the landlord in default somehow?

Expert:  Loren replied 11 months ago.

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