If I’m currently renting a home but only one of the homeowner’s names appears on the lease, is it valid?

Asked on January 2, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Maryland


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is a valid lease if at least one homeowner/landlord name is on the lease. The validity is whether the individual who signed had authority to contract with you and if so, then yes, it is valid.  Simply missing one other name off of the lease does not make it invalid and it will still be legally enforceable against you.

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