I signed the lease as a corporation, the landlord signed the lease for a Trust that does not own the property. It is owned by an LLC that he controls. Is the lease in force or void?
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In what context are you asking this question? Is there a lawsuit pending? Is your corporation trying to get out of the lease? The lease should be signed by parties who are the true landlord and the true tenant. I wonder if the property may have been held by a trust and later has been transferred to a wholly-owned LLC. You should consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.
Most likely, the commercial lease is still enforceable and would NOT be considered void.
The signatory on the lease does not necessarily need to be the owner of the property. A different entity, such as an LLC which manages the property, can be the signatory on the commercial lease.
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