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Can landlord back out of lease before start date?

I have leased my home to a family to begin Aug 1, 2009. They have not put any money down yet.  I leased to home with intentions of getting married and the engagement has been called off. Legally can I tell them the home is not longer available even though they have signed the lease? I've not signed it yet nor has any money been exchanged.

If no money has been exchanged and no lease is signed - then there is no obligation.
What if we signed the lease, but have not taken any money?
Technnically, if the lease is signed, the a contract has been entered into and all parties are held to it. Try speaking with the tenants by giving them enough notice and perhaps they will just walk away.
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