Posted by Provost on September 07, 2001 at 20:20:07:
In Reply to: Breaking Lease due to Health Matters... posted by Emme on September 05, 2001 at 22:29:13:
The only "exception" allowing someone to break a lease is for a Senior Citizen moving into a nursing home.
For everyone else, the lease is an agreement between you and the landlord: it can be broken, yes, but only by mutual agreement.
It strikes me as really odd that, given your extensive health concerns, you never inspected the apartment, particularly since you claim you will "die" if you stay there.
But given such life-and-death concerns, by all means move out. The management co. is being reasonable asking you to pay for the apartment until it can be re-rented. (should not take more than a month). Check out your new place carefully and address any special needs you have (ventilation, materials, etc.) before you sign any lease.
Your credit cannot be damaged by breaking a lease by mutual agreement. If you're concerned, you might ask for a written statement from them confirming that the lease was ended by mutual agreement and that you upheld all terms of the lease and paid rent on time while you lived there.
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