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I moved into an apartment 3 months ago. The landlord has sent me addendum to sign, i don't want to make the changes to the lease. What do i do, etc. !?
Please help. I am sick and my wife is worn out from having to run her business, watch our children and keep me well.
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

So long as the lease does not provide otherwise, the landlord may not unilaterally change the terms of the signed lease during the lease term.

They would have to wait until the lease expires to make changes.

In other words, they can not force you to sign an addendum to the lease.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok, but do i tell them no, or just ignore the email?
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

You can tell them, if you want, you are not agreeing to any unilateral changes to the lease agreement.

They can not evict you so long as you are not in breach of your existing lease.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What do i do if they ask a third time after i tell them no.
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

You do not have to do anything. You do not have to respond more than once. You have no legal obligation to sign anything unilaterally amending the lease.

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