When i initially signed my lease, my landlord left the monthly amount blank as well as security deposit blank because she was waiving 2 months of rent in exchange for my cleanup of the former tenants mess on the property. Later, she had me sign another lease, with rent at $900 per month and a security deposit of 900. Both myself and my husband signed the initial lease that was blank, and she only had me sign the second leasse. She later filed a UD complaint against us for non payment of rent, even though we raised issues of habitability. (no running water, holes in walls and floor, mice infestation, etc.) the lease she included with her complaint was the initial lease, only she filled in the blanks without our knowledge. Is this legal for her to do?
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.