We signed a lease to rent an apartment, landlord was over seas, signed with her aunt, now landlord says lease is void?
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There's absolutely no way to tell for sure here on line, as we have no way to review it; but if someone (sister or landlord) signed it, it's not at all likely such a lease would be "void." There's no way putting nail holes in a lease can "void" a lease, and if she is claiming it's "void" be cause she (and not the landlord) signed it; the reality is, such a "lease" isn't likely to be considered "void" (although you might not have the right to stay); instead, it is more likely it would be considered a valid, enforceable contract, and if so (i.e., and you weren't permitted to stay, despite her promises therein) SHE would be in BREACH; and you could possibly sue HER for that breach (and perhaps fraud as well). Consult a good local tenants lawyer ASAP.
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