My landlord's daughter was the one to sign our lease, and not my landlord themselves, does that void my lease or is it

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Customer: Hi! my landlord's daughter was the one to sign our lease, and not my landlord themselves, does that void my lease or is it still a legal lease agreement?
JA: Hi. Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Ontario, Canada
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: its a one year lease, and my roommates don't keep up the cleanliness of the house
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Customer: my landlords are threatening to make me pay 1000 dollars to break the lease
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Welcome and thank you for choosing Just Answer! My name is***** am a lawyer in Canada and would be happy to assist you. I am sorry to hear about your legal troubles.

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No, that does not void your lease. It is still a legal agreement. The landlord can have agents (like his daughter) to negotiate and execute contracts on his behalf.

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can they legally make me pay them 1000 CAD to break my lease
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They can charge you for the remainder of your lease agreement until they find a new tenant to replace you. I do not know if that is going to be $1000.

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if they have their agent (their daughter) negotiate the lease and sign it in their name or does it have to be hers if she's the one we're signing with? because she signed it under her parents name and not her own as an agent.
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i mean, she signed her parent's signatures on the document
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ToLawyer, Expert

Still, if she has the authority it is not a problem. The LTB will take that as a valid lease.

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okay thank you
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You are very welcome. Good day.

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