Can a tenant be held legally responsible for things that a copy machine cut from the lease?

There are certain numbered bullets that are either partially or fully missing from my lease. Am I responsible for those?

Asked on August 21, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends on whether 1) they were in the lease when you signed it, and were cut later when making copies; or 2) you were otherwise aware of these terms at the time you signed. If the answer to either question is "yes," you can be held accountable to those terms; but if you did not have notice of them at the time you signed, you cannot be said to have agreed to them, so they should not be part of your lease.

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