Toledo, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: The place I signed a lease at wants me to sign a replacement lease for moving to a different apartment.

I don’t want to live there and I had signed an original lease for a two bedroom but they now want me to sign another for a different apartment. If I didn’t sign the replacement lease can I not move in all together?

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The old lease remains in effect and valid until landlord and tenant mutually terminate the lease. If you don't sign the new lease, then they can't legally make you sign a new lease and move. But if they try, then use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local real estate attorney to review your lease and advise you.

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