I learned on Thursday (22.10.2020) that my manager in my apartment complex had falsified my signature on a lease. My son and I were moving to a new apartment. We had passed the credit and background exam, but the new apartment needed the old history of the apartment that was faxed to them by the manager. The manager faxed papers to the new apartment and explained that I had terminated my rental contract which will end in July 2021. The problem was that my son and I had never signed a lease, as the lease could be terminated. The apartment complex in which we live was renovated by new owners in September 2019. The last time my son and I signed a lease in the manager`s office was August 2019 before the renovation by the previous owners. We never signed a lease with the new owners. So we were not approved for the new apartment because we were told that we had terminated our lease. The way I found out that the manager had falsified our signatures, it was in September that I asked for a lease because we had plans to move. I assume she would give me the lease in August 2019, but she gave me a lease from January 2020 to December 2020 with our false signatures on the lease (another forgery lease). My son and I gave a letter from the Vacate on October 14th and we must be in this apartment by November 14th.
We have nowhere to go and it is not easy to find apartments in Louisiana. I am so angry and hurt because we are accused of using something we didn`t do (rent terminated) and how someone dares to use my son and my signature. We also lost a beautiful place to live. I need help. The reason we left the house is because the neighbors next door moved in and brought cockroaches. The last nine months have been a living nightmare for me and my son. The kitchen has not been used in eight months. I pulled the kitchen into the living room and cooked on cooking plates and electric skillets. I wash dishes in the sink or in the bathroom bathtub. This experience was crazy, so I need help so we can get out of this apartment. Help me!!! Remember that if it is a decent property and the residential situation is rare near you, there may not be a risk that the owner will decide to accept the offer from another group.
Apart from that, there is no damage if you ask before signing something! It is more difficult to prove what has been agreed if not written. This is because often there is no evidence of what has been agreed or that a particular problem that has not been covered by the agreement may have occurred. Perhaps you can also prove what was agreed in another way, for example with emails or text messages. For managers and landlords who do not use an electronic signature, they can send a rental agreement to tenants if they cannot meet to personally sign the lease before moving in. If you send a rental contract by email, some managers may be required to ask the customer to certify the notarized signature. Alternatively, a rental agreement can be sent to a customer by email or SMS, the tenant can print the rental, sign it and then send it back to the manager or landlord. In this case, the tenant sought compensation for this discrimination.