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What can I do if I suspect my lease has been tampered with…

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What can I do if I suspect my lease has been tampered with and the property manager wont produce the original paper copy?

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Lakecrest in Denver

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In order to have a claim against them, you would need to produce the proof of the tampering. This means you have to produce your copy of the lease or if you do not have one and the manager will not show you the original, you would need to sue for breach of lease and then force them to produce the original in court. Remember, the party alleging a breach of contract or altered contract has the legal obligation to produce the evidence of the contract that was altered.

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