There are few places in the United States that recognize a verbal lease. In most countries, unless you have obtained a written lease to sign, I think the oral offer can be withdrawn. If the first eligible candidate does not respond within a specified time frame, the lessor often passes to the nearest candidate admitted to the list. Even if you follow the correct timing and instructions, there may be circumstances before the signing in which it can be revoked. How many managers can sign your lease? Should the lease appointments be the same? Linda, your situation seems complicated. If they indicate that you have falsified a rental agreement and you say you have falsified your signature, I can suggest that you bypass that employee and go directly to the real estate management company. You will be able to compare all signed documents and calendars. If you are not satisfied with the way the management company is responding to your concerns, go back to your local housing authority for help. And if you decide to take legal action from there, you can find a lawyer who is knowledgeable in real estate law and who has access to writing experts. We wish you the best of luck! It is a good idea for tenants to sign the lease first. This is especially important when the lease is signed without an owner or manager present.
I learned on Thursday (22.10.2020) that my manager in my apartment complex had falsified my signature on a lease. My son and I were moving to a new apartment. We had passed the credit and background exam, but the new apartment needed the old history of the apartment that was faxed to them by the manager. The manager faxed papers to the new apartment and explained that I had terminated my rental contract which will end in July 2021. The problem was that my son and I had never signed a lease, as the lease could be terminated. The apartment complex in which we live was renovated by new owners in September 2019. The last time my son and I signed a lease in the manager`s office was August 2019 before the renovation by the previous owners. We never signed a lease with the new owners.
So we were not approved for the new apartment because we were told that we had terminated our lease. The way I found out that the manager had falsified our signatures, it was in September that I asked for a lease because we had plans to move. I assume she would give me the lease in August 2019, but she gave me a lease from January 2020 to December 2020 with our false signatures on the lease (another forgery lease). My son and I gave a letter from the Vacate on October 14th and we must be in this apartment by November 14th. We have nowhere to go and it is not easy to find apartments in Louisiana. I am so angry and hurt because we are accused of using something we didn`t do (rent terminated) and how someone dares to use my son and my signature. We also lost a beautiful place to live. I need help.
The reason we left the house is because the neighbors next door moved in and brought cockroaches. The last nine months have been a living nightmare for me and my son. The kitchen has not been used in eight months.