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New Question - "Unreasonable" refusal of sub-lease

Posted by Cathie on December 02, 1999 at 11:10:18:

My husband and I have a lease which expires in five months. We are moving into a rent-to-own property and our current landlord is refusing to let us out of our lease. We found a person to sub-lease. 50ish widow, no kids at home, etc. She doesn't have great credit, in that she recently filed for bankruptcy, but she is willing to pay 3 months rent up front. The landlord said he is refusing her based on her credit. My question is - Since we would be assuming the financial liability for any non-payment on her part, is this a "reasonable refusal" on the part of the landlord. If not, can we simply break the lease. What repercussions, if any (other than his keeping our security deposit) would there be? Thanks a lot

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