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Re: Breaking a lease in a event if you move out from city...

Posted by TenantNet on July 17, 1997 at 11:17:37:

In Reply to: Breaking a lease in a event if you move out from city... posted by Badruddin Charania on July 17, 1997 at 10:50:25:

: Dear TenantNet:
: Is it leagal to break the lease if you moving out to different city.
: If yes what kind of proof you need to provide to land lord.
: Thanks

It's not "illegal" to break a lease -- it means you may have some
liability for the rent. Although I haven't checked recently, I think
the Soldiers and Sailors act has a provision allowing the breaking of
leases w/o liability for active servicemen who are reassigned. But in
a normal situation, I don't think there's any law allowing you to escape
your liability -- unless you can show the owner breached the lease by not
fulfilling its terms, or as in some areas, the owner would be required
to mitigate his damages (by seeking a new tenant) before making a claim
against you. If you bring him an otherwise acceptable prospective tenant
and he refuses, then you should be off the hook. Of course you can move
anytime -- you just might be liable for the rent if the owner comes after

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