Is this actually a lease?
June 26, 2014 9:27 PM Subscribe
We signed a lease for a place and it's been a debacle and we haven't moved in yet. Is our lease legally binding if it wasn't countersigned and the owner hadn't closed on the place when we signed it?
posted by Nimmie Amee to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
We're in the Oakland and our current landlord sold the condo we are currently living in. We signed a lease for a new place, not realizing that the person we were leasing from hadn't actually closed on the apartment yet. It's been a disaster since then, with nastiness between our new landlord and the HOA for the new place, and I have serious concerns that the place will actually be ready. This has made me feel really uncomfortable about the whole process. My question is, is my lease binding if it was between me and the owner, he hasn't signed it, and he wasn't the owner at the time of the lease?