For a lease to be valid, both parties must sign the contract. Under your state`s laws, the owner, when a property manager represents an owner, may or may not be included in the lease. Your landlord can only charge you your rent if they have given you your name and address – regardless of whether you have a written lease or not. I learned on Thursday (22.10.2020) that my manager in my apartment complex had falsified my signature on a lease. My son and I were moving to a new apartment. We had passed the credit and background exam, but the new apartment needed the old history of the apartment that was faxed to them by the manager. The manager faxed papers to the new apartment and explained that I had terminated my rental contract which will end in July 2021. The problem was that my son and I had never signed a lease, as the lease could be terminated. The apartment complex in which we live was renovated by new owners in September 2019. The last time my son and I signed a lease in the manager`s office was August 2019 before the renovation by the previous owners. We never signed a lease with the new owners. So we were not approved for the new apartment because we were told that we had terminated our lease. The way I found out that the manager had falsified our signatures, it was in September that I asked for a lease because we had plans to move.
I assume she would give me the lease in August 2019, but she gave me a lease from January 2020 to December 2020 with our false signatures on the lease (another forgery lease). My son and I gave a letter from the Vacate on October 14th and we must be in this apartment by November 14th. We have nowhere to go and it is not easy to find apartments in Louisiana. I am so angry and hurt because we are accused of using something we didn`t do (rent terminated) and how someone dares to use my son and my signature. We also lost a beautiful place to live. I need help. The reason we left the house is because the neighbors next door moved in and brought cockroaches. The last nine months have been a living nightmare for me and my son. The kitchen has not been used in eight months. I pulled the kitchen into the living room and cooked on cooking plates and electric skillets. I wash dishes in the sink or in the bathroom bathtub.
This experience was crazy, so I need help so we can get out of this apartment. Help me!!! After the offer is agreed with the tenant, it is sometimes necessary to pay a refundable deposit while you or the agent performs a credit and referencing examination of the tenant. Then, the next step is the development and signing of the lease. There are advantages and risks for landlords to sign leases in advance or wait until the day the lease starts.