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I signed an apartment lease renewal yesterday. The problem is that they are insisting that my son who is now 19 sign the lease. He only stays with me 3 nights per week, and his mom the other 4 (he is in college). If he does not want to sign the lease, can I rescind the contract?

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My son makes no income, I pay 100% of the rent which is fine. I don't want him to feel pressured to sign the lease if he does not want to. I live in Cottonwood Heights Utah. This has been a fine place to live and I have been on very good terms with management as I always pay on time and cause no problems.

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If they insist upon your son's signature and you and he refuse, then the apartment only has two choices...to waive the requirement or refuse the renewal. They can't force him to sign. So, you have all the leverage here...either they accept that you will be the only signing party or there is no renewal which releases you from any obligation under the renewal you signed. :)

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