Your deposit: What happens if you break a lease
If you break the lease, you may owe damages to the landlord.
Some tenants mistakenly believe that the deposit can be used in place of the last month’s lease.
Read the lease.
It likely says the deposit cannot be used for the final month’s rent.
What happens if you move out before lease is up?
What happens if you move out before the lease expires? In general terms you will still be responsible for the rent to be paid until the end of the lease, or until the landlord rents out the apartment again. The least May state that you have some penalties to pay to the landlord, but that is specific to your lease.
Can I leave my apartment before the lease is up?
That means: usually you cannot break your lease unless your landlord agrees to it. If you leave your apartment before your lease is up without the written permission of your landlord, you may be charged the full rent for the remaining months on your lease – including months after you have left.
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