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I recently re-newed my lease in Texas. They told me the lease

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would stay the same and...
I recently re-newed my lease in Texas. They told me the lease would stay the same and sent over a renewal to be signed and returned. I signed and returned the lease. After a couple days went by i recieved a letter and email stating the apartment made a mistake and they needed me to sign a new lease contract for an increased price? Is this legal?
Can they do this? Does this not legally bind them especially with emails admitting there mistakes i can use against them?
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Real Estate Lawyer: Maverick, Lawyer replied 7 years ago
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You really have no obligation to sign a new lease at a higher rate. The only problem I see is if they did not sign the lease and give you a copy. In other words, if they did not sign it yet, then they are not bound yet.

 

Otherwise a unilateral mistake on their part is not normally a basis to be excused from a binding contract signed by both parties.

 

 

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