Phoenix, AZ asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona

Q: what do I do if I learned my former landlord sold my rental and the new landlord forged my name on a renewal lease?

I recently learned (I have proof) that on the day of the sale of my rental property (single family home), the new owner completed a new lease and forged my name. I have not had a true lease in effect since 05/31/2014.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The first step is to have your original lease--the one you signed--reviewed by a real estate attorney. It may automatically renew by its terms. You may have the right to terminate. Once your attorney has reviewed the lease that you agreed to, he or she will be able to let you know your legal rights.

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