Tenants, Landlords, and Leases

BREAKING YOUR LEASE: Lesson 1

What if I just Have to Break a Lease

  • If you sign a lease, you make a promise to do several things, including the promise to live in the rental unit for a set period of time.
  • In a lease, you also promise to pay rent and take good care of the property.
  • The length of time involved in the lease is something you must talk about before you sign the lease
  • The landlord can take you to court if you break your promises in the contract.
  • If you absolutely cannot live in the unit for the whole time you promised, there are a few things you can do that might help. Read on.
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