Owner's Handwritten Lease Correction Is Valid

August 31, 2015
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Facts: An owner and tenant were to sign a five-year lease extension. But shortly before it was executed, the owner discovered that the termination date was listed as being a year earlier than they had agreed upon. The owner made and initialed a handwritten correction that changed the erroneous four-year period to the intended five-year period—from 2013 to 2014. The owner and tenant signed the lease extension.

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