What if a lease was never signed by the landlord?

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What if a lease was never signed by the landlord?

Is there a period that a person can cancel a lease, if the apartment managers will not allow the person to move in, and stated that if the person does not give 3 full months after the deposit then the persons spot will be filled? Is it legal for the person to have to sublease the apartment if they threatened to fill the spot anyway? Is it possible that if my copy given to me by the landlord was never signed by the landlord, that it could be a voided lease, or arguable? I don’t want my money back, I just don’t want to deal with their run around any longer.

Asked on August 7, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have not received a signed copy of the lease with the landlord's name on it, you need to fax or e mail a note  the the property manager stating that since you have not received a signed lease by the landlord that you cancel the offer you made and will not go forward on the transaction. Keep a copy of the transmission for future use and need.

If it appears that the landlord is not acting as though you are in contract to move in, then you are being played out


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