If our landlord filled out our lease agreement and had us sign it with our married names on it before we were married, is it a binding agreement?

Asked on June 2, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Indiana


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The lease is valid.  It is a binding agreement.  A lease is a contract between landlord and tenant.  One of the essential terms of a contract is listing the parties to the agreement.  The names on the agreement are still providing reasonable identification of the parties and therefore the contract (lease) is a valid, enforceable agreement.

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