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I have leased this apart since Jan 2007. I recently asked for

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I have leased this apart since Jan 2007. I recently asked for and got a new lease that was to run from Mar 2010 to Jul 2010 (4 months). They made a copy of the lease and gave it to me. I just got a notice on my door saying that the lease was 'not accepted' and that I must sign the enclosed amendment agreeing to extend the lease two more months. If I don't sign then I will have to pay a month to month rate beginning in March which is around $300 per month. Do I have any rights here or can Alliance do whatever they want? NOTE: I will gladly pay for a real consultation with an attorney on this issue.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  JD replied 7 years ago.

Does the lease you signed have a provision about managerial approval or was it even executed by management at the time?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It was apparently not executed by management because now that I look at the copy there are no managment signatures. I see this in retrospect but at the time I was not told that the lease required further approval and I believed I was given a valid copy of my new lease agreement.
Expert:  JD replied 7 years ago.

Normally the lease would not become valid until executed. Unfortunately it sounds as if you made a written proposal and it was rejected. This means no lease (contract) was formed. If you can show they acted deceptively and you relied on that deception to your detriment then you may be able to argue some form of justifiable reliance in order to mitigate certain costs of relocating, however it would be an uphill battle.


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