NEVER ever sign anything with blank spaces. Are you dealing with a manangement company or an individual landlord? I do leases all the time and deal with different management companies. If its a legible lease I never leave blank spaces. Make sure you have inititialed and verified information on every page.
You want to verify all information you never know if you have to go to court one day or an issue arises. If they won't give you an amount, write 0 in there. Make sure you make a copies before giving it back to them - in case they change the amount after you sign (you just never know?). Then you might have a Landlord/Tenant Issue and will have to dispute in Housing Court. The number to the Bronx Housing Court is (718) 466-3025.
Best of Luck!
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Your question has a common denominator.
Although this may not be a direct answer to your question, our in-house notary always insists the following steps be taken, prior to any notarizing (or signature as in your case) of any document.
Before officiating any document with your signature, be sure you place [your] initials upon any intentionally blank spaces.
The not-so-obvious reason is, should there be any future dispute, it will be clear that you were aware of such space and intentionally by-passed, not "overlooked it." Also, it prevents anyone from altering your document post [your] signature.
Your initials are always recommended. A straight line or dash or N/A never serves to offer a clarification as to who (your or they) made such entry, should a dispute arise.
Always consult an attorney before signing any document you may not be familiar with.
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NEVER sign anything with blank spaces. If they didn't put an amount in there, ask them what the amount should be and write it in there (if you agree to the amount). If they won't give you an amount, write 0 in there. Make sure you make a copy before giving it back to them - in case they change the amount after you sign (you never know?).
I would recommend putting 0 in the blank line but find out if that's a standard clause on your landlords lease and if so. What does that concession apply to? We do rentals all the time and almost never see a rider to the lease so probe before signing is my best advice.