Typically, these laws set forth the means by which a tenant can break lease obligations for security or safety reasons.
Also include that due to the landlord’s failure to maintain a safe residence your obligations to pay rent will terminate upon your leaving the property.
Can you break a lease without penalty?
At worst, however, breaking a rental contract could have serious consequences. If you break a lease without legal grounds to do so, you may: Be required to pay the rent for the remaining months on your lease. Be subject to legal action from your landlord; and/or.
Can you terminate your lease early if you feel unsafe?
Despite what you may have been told, landlords cannot force tenants to live in a unit. If you terminate a lease early you will be in breach of the lease unless your move can be blamed on the landlord–the roof caves in or the landlord’s direct action forces you to move. He must attempt to rent the unit at the same rate.
Can I break my lease if I become disabled?
This does not mean that a disabled tenant can break their lease solely on the basis that they are disabled. In the first scenario, a tenant requests that the landlord prematurely terminate his lease because it is no longer safe for him to live in his apartment by virtue of his disability.
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