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Thursday, October 18, 2012

How to Break Your Lease

The Boston Globe recently offered a photo essay that offered tips on ending a lease early.  The advice appears legally sound, if a little uncreative: 

If you cannot sublet the apartment, speak to a qualified attorney who specializes in residential tenant’s rights to determine what options you have left to try to get out of your lease. For example, in some states, the landlord may not continue to hold you responsible for the lease once a new tenant moves in at an equal or greater price. Even if the new tenant signs at a lower price, the legal damages to the landlord would only include the difference between your rent and the new tenant’s rent for the duration remaining on your lease.

Steve Clowney

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