Whar are my rights regarding a renewal lease?

I signed a renewal lease agreement with them in september and when I asked for a copy I was told by the Operations Manager that once the necessary signatures are obtained by upper management I will have a copy of my lease available on their online system in a couple days. Needless to say, I never got that copy or saw it after that. About a month later, I received a letter in the mail from them with a new lease to sign and a note saying that there were some changes made in the lease because the one i signed had incorrect things in it. When I went to ask them for the original copy of the lease I signed, they said they didnt have it. And they couldnt find it. Is this lease void now?

Asked on November 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New Jersey

Answers:

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if you have no signed agreement setting forth the terms of the agreement presented you with your and the landlord's signtaure upon it, then you do not have a binding agreement. The lease is not void.

You simply do not have one under the law based upon what you have written. I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney to assist you in the matter.


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