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Getting out of a lease?

Posted by Sheila MacDonald on August 11, 2000 at 01:45:19:


I need some advice. I need to move from NY State to California due to relocation.

I am 4 months into a 12 month lease and the landlord wants a months rent plus 20% of the remaining balance, which is close to 1500 dollars to tear the lease up. Needless to say this is a lot of money. There is no mention of this percentage in the contract.

Do you think this is fair? And would it stand up in court?

Any help is appreciated!!!

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