Lutcher, LA asked in Contracts for Louisiana

Q: Is lease still valid if no guarantor signed yet

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I partially signed a lease, but I didn’t have a guarantor. I didn’t want to stay in apartments anymore. I want to know, can this lease still be valid. Also my roommates signed for the same apartment unit and their rent is $550. When I talk to them about not signing the lease fully. They changed it to as if I did. So I logged in & they had rent due amount of $575. I called back to see what was going on & logged in again. It went up to $695. I don’t know what going on.

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D. Alex Onstott
D. Alex Onstott
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: The answer depends on the exact language of your lease. However, generally, when you sign a document, you are agreeing to its terms. A guarantor is typically required by the lessor; and provisions of a contract which exist to protect the lessor may not be relied upon by the lessee to invalidate the lease.

You also mentioned roommates who might have forged or altered your signature, and a landlord who seems to be changing the rent. These are issues that should be discussed with an attorney who has experience in lessee's rights.

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