Who can sign a lease on the owner’s behalf?

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Who can sign a lease on the owner’s behalf?

I own a property management business. I have personally been signing all lease

agreements myself, however I wish to have my assistant sign the lease agreements. Is this legal for her to execute the documents?

Asked on March 10, 2016 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal so long as your business (e.g. your LLC or corporation) was authorized to sign leases: as a representative of her company, you, as the owner/manager of the property management business, can authorize her to  sign.
If the business is not an LLC or corporation, and the property owner authorized *you* personally sign for the owner, then the owner would have to authorize the assistant; as long as he/she does, however, it will be legal.


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