Oblivious Landlord Signs Lease After Tenants Slip In Amusing Clause

The contract was shared as an editable Word document -- oops!

Putting pen to paper on a contract? Then make sure you read it through.

That's the takeaway after two tenants made a sneaky alteration to their rental agreement, which was then signed by the unsuspecting landlord.

Reddit user GloriousGherkins said the duo were sent the lease in an editable Word document rather than a locked PDF. So the pair made a sly addition to the text before sending it back:

"Lessor shall provide birthday cake for Lessee(s) in the weekend closest to their birthdays, which are June 7 and February 17," clause 16 stated.

An extra stipulation was also made: "Vanilla cake is not acceptable."

It's unknown where GloriousGherkins lives, but an image of the added clause was posted to Reddit and the picture sharing community Imgur on Thursday, and has since gone viral, with more than 1.8 million views.

Some commenters questioned whether the alteration was actually legal.

"……can.... can you do this? I'm seriously asking," asked one.

GloriousGherkins replied that the landlord had signed the document following its alteration, and was now going to be held to the agreement.

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