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Is a tenancy agreement legal if someone other than the landlord

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Is a tenancy agreement legal if someone other than the landlord as signed it
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 4 years ago.

Alex Watts :

Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.

Alex Watts :

Who has signed it please?

JACUSTOMER-8ugcqfbm- : Her sister
Alex Watts :

Yes it can be. It is the legal doctrine of the unknown principle.

Alex Watts :

So if you did not know the true identity of the Landlord when signing then it is legal.

Alex Watts :

If you knew the Landlord was not the sister then the tenancy agreement is not binding.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

JACUSTOMER-8ugcqfbm- : I new both the sister and landlord mainly the sister who I thought was a true friend now gone pair shaped and need to no my rights as a tenant
Alex Watts :

If you knew and accepted it - then it is binding.

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 4 years ago.
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