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Re: Breaking of Lease BEFORE move in date

Posted by Fred Lappert on July 04, 1998 at 08:58:40:

In Reply to: Breaking of Lease BEFORE move in date posted by In Need of Guidance on July 01, 1998 at 17:32:53:

: CT - I signed a 1yr lease 13 days prior to move in date and paid a
: nonrefundable 300 dep.

That's not a deposit if it is nonrefundable.

: 2 days before move in date I was notified of job
: location transfer. I verbally told them that I could not keep the
: apartment and was given a Permission to Rerent the apt for original
: 1 month rent ($700).. AND was told to pay balance due in two days

When you sign a lease, geneally you are responsible for the term, but if they
or you rerent, (or if they fail to try to rerent), then they have suffered
no damages and can't come after you for the additional rent. If you
never took the apartment, you case is a bit stronger, but not absolutely
clean. A "permission to renrent" is, at most, a release you give to
them that allows them to try to rerent -- but it may also contain your
admission you owe the balance until they rerent. Be careful.

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