Residential Property Management/Edit online Lease

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Hello. I was planning on re-newing an apartment lease and the management sent me an online lease though DocuSign. When I open the document the rent was higher than my current lease, as usual, for the new lease. Then, somehow I clicked on the monthly rent and the lease got a lot cheaper, by hundreds. It seems that the management forgot to adjust the document to where the tenants don't have access to change the lease information. My question; Will they honor the lease that is a lot cheaper? It keeps showing me the low price, even if I close the document and open a new one through the link that the management provided. Is there any chance that I can get in trouble if I sign it?

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The lease wouldn't be official until the landlord signed it as well, so most likely they would catch it. Changing the amount wouldn't necessarily get you in trouble (unless the landlord already signed it), but it really isn't the proper thing to do. The correct approach for both parties is to negotiate and come to a mutual agreement on terms, and then sign the document.

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Mike Fortunato

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Very familiar with all aspects of property management (tenant/landlord issues, lease administration, facilities maintenance, financials, etc). 25+ years in property management

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I have been in real estate management for 25+ years, both residential and commercial properties. Currently own and operate a commercial and residential real estate management company in southern California.

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IREM; BOMA; MLS; National Association of Realtors; California Association of Realtors

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CPM (Certified Property Manager) and RPA (Real Property Administrator)

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