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Try talking to your landlord

Posted by Unstoppable Ed on August 24, 2000 at 17:37:53:

In Reply to: breaking a lease posted by ken hoff on August 24, 2000 at 14:54:32:

You are legally bound to the terms of the lease you singed.

However, any contract can be amended by agreement of all parties. Why not simply explain your situation to the landlord, tell him that you have lost your job, you do not want to trouble him with late payments, etc, would he let you out of the lease so you can seek alternate housing ?

Chances are your landlord doesn't want problems any more than you and will appreciate your upfront approach and let you out of the lease.


: I have rented an apartment in new jersey for four months. I am on a 1 year lease. But I have lost my job and am
: just about broke and can no longer afford my rent. Are there any valid legal ways I can break my lease without
: having to pay for the full year? I'd even sacrifice my security deposit at this point? Need help ASAP.

: Thank you
: - ken

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