my landlord forged my initials on the lease. I have the copy to prove it.

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my landlord forged my initials on the lease. I have the copy to prove it.

what action can I take.

Asked on May 12, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

What part of the lease was forged? Was it a material issue -- like rental amount? Amenities? Renewal? A specific provision that you would have not initialed and thus perhaps not entered into the lease?

Think about the items above (i.e., material issue versus immaterial issue) and then look at some of the following items.  No doubt he forged but be prepared to answer the question: are you bringing this up because you want to move?

http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/consumerprotection/landlordtenant/

http://myfloridalegal.com/  (look under both consumer protection and crime and fraud)

 

Hope this helps.  If all else fails, consult with an attorney in your state.  Try www.attorneypages.com (one who specializes in landlord tenant matters).


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