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Breaking a Lease in Washington

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

Tenants end up in situations that require them to break leases due to divorce, financial hardship or medical issues.  Other times people make a decision to break a lease due to poor quality of a product or a job change.  Breaking a lease in Washington is possible provided the leaseholder ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in West Virginia

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

A student who is in the Army Reserve was called to active duty.  He just signed a lease about three months ago for a wonderful apartment right next to the school.  He needs to break the lease and wonders if he can.

In this case he can because those ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in New Jersey

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

People move into apartments with the intention of fulfilling the lease agreement. However things happen causing the need to break the existing lease.

A few reasons a tenant might break a lease are due to family or personal illness, financial problems or relocation more than 30 miles away from ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Rhode Island

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

When a tenant signs a lease he or she is responsible for all rent payments and damages to the apartment.  When a tenant breaks a lease their personal credit and their ability to lease an apartment in the future can be damaged.

Tenants must remember, a lease is a ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in New Hampshire

Friday, January 18th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

Tenants rent apartments with the intentions of staying for the term of the lease, but sometimes the tenant has to break a lease for a variety of reasons.  Tenants break leases for financial, medical or business reasons.  The landlord is looking for the constant income and when the lease is ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Vermont

Monday, January 14th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

There are many reasons a tenant would need to break a lease.  The landlord is depending upon a monthly rental payment but if a tenant is honest about the reasons to break a lease, the landlord might be cooperative. 

The lease is a legal agreement between the tenant and ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Nevada

Friday, January 11th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

The lease is a legally binding contract created to protect the landlord and the tenant. Breaking a lease can have serious consequences including the possibility of limiting a renter’s ability to lease another apartment or even result in a negative credit rating.

Tenants break leases for a variety of ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Wisconsin

Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

Wisconsin tenant law obligates a tenant to fulfill a lease agreement for its entire term. There are times a tenant must break a lease because he or she was in financial trouble or became ill. The tenant has the obligation to contact the landlord and make them aware of the ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Utah

Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

Tenants live in a variety of rental units and they have to sign a very important document called a lease. There are times that a tenant must break a lease due to financial, medical or even domestic abuse problems. Regardless, breaking a lease can be a good or bad experience; ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Texas

Monday, January 7th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

Tenants in Texas sometimes have problems that require them to make a request to the landlord to break a lease.  Financial problems, illness or even job relocation are all reasons a tenant would want to break a lease but the landlord might not agree.  If a tenant can negotiate with ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Pennsylvania

Monday, January 7th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

What are some of the reasons a tenant would break a lease in Pennsylvania?  If the tenant or roommate gets sick, and cannot care for themselves, he or she might want to break the lease.  Financial problems can make a tenant want to get out of a lease, especially if ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in New York

Monday, January 7th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

Breaking a lease can be painless if done properly.  A tenant might wish to break a lease due to financial issues, illness or job relocation.  Remember the lease is written in the favor of the landlord.  When breaking a lease, the law will be on the landlord’s side unless the ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Ohio

Monday, January 7th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

Why would a tenant want break a lease in Ohio?  Financial problems can make a tenant request a release from a lease, especially if he or she cannot afford the monthly rent.  Tenants can be relocated to jobs that require are more than 30 miles from their current residence, requiring them to ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Wyoming

Monday, January 7th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

A lease is a legally binding contract and is enforceable by law.  When a tenant signs a lease he or she will be responsible for all rent payments and damages to the apartment.  The landlord is looking forward to the tenant completing the lease and hopefully renting again the next ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Nebraska

Friday, January 4th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

There are a variety of reasons a tenant who resides in Nebraska needs to break a lease. The lease signed by the tenant is a legally binding contract   Tenants might want to break a lease due to medical problems or even financial problems.  A tenant must remember the legal contract ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Montana

Friday, January 4th, 2008
Posted by Priscilla

In Montana the landlord tenant laws are designed to protect both parties in case a dispute regarding the lease comes up.  However, there are times that a lease must be broken and it is up to the tenant to try to make the process as painless as possible.

Breaking ... continue reading

Breaking A Lease in Missouri

Thursday, December 27th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In Missouri when a tenant breaks a lease, the law will be on the landlord’s side.  The tenant has the responsibility for honoring the terms of the lease. However, if the lease is broken the tenant would be responsible for paying out the term of the lease or face a ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Maryland

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Natalie was promoted to General Manager at a new hotel and must move out of Maryland in 30 days.  Her company will not pay relocation expenses and she is currently locked into a one year lease. Because she has to move, she will need to break the lease. In this ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Maine

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

In Maine when a tenant breaks a lease, the law will be on the landlord’s side.  The tenant has the responsibility for honoring the terms of the lease. However, if the lease is broken the tenant would be responsible for paying out the term of the lease or face a ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Louisiana

Friday, December 21st, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A lease is a legally binding contract and is enforceable by law.  In the state of Louisiana the law will be on the landlord’s side. When a tenant signs a lease he or she will be responsible for all rent payments and damages to the apartment.  When a tenant breaks ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Iowa

Thursday, December 20th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A tenant in Iowa had to move because his mother became ill.  He was in the middle of a one year lease for an apartment.  He had to break the lease.  Iowa state law does not have provisions for breaking a lease but the tenant can talk with the landlord ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Kansas

Thursday, December 20th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are many reasons tenants need to break a lease.  Sometimes medical problems or financial problems require a tenant to break a lease. 

A lease is a legally binding contract and is enforceable by law.  When a tenant signs a lease he or she will be responsible for all ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Illinois

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are situations that require a tenant to break a lease.  A renter who resided in Illinois was offered a new position in Ohio and needed to break a lease.  The tenant had a dilemma and needed to make a decision to either break the lease or turn down the ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Hawaii

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Unfortunately there are times that a tenant must break a lease. The lease is a legally binding contract between two parties and breaking it can lead to legal problems. The landlord is depending upon this income to cover the rental unit and possible additional income.  More than likely the legal ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Idaho

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are times a lease must be broken due to illness or financial problems.  It is best to try to break a lease by notifying the landlord why the lease needs to be broken. 

Remember a lease is a legal document which requires the tenant to make payments on ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Indiana

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

A lease is a legally binding contract that is signed between a landlord and a tenant.  There are a variety of reasons a tenant needs to break a lease. Two examples of a reason to break a lease could be a tenant can no longer care for him or herself ... continue reading

Breaking a lease in Georgia

Friday, December 14th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are many reasons a tenant might want to break a lease. These reasons could include medical, financial and even family reasons. Breaking a lease is not easy. Remember there is a second party involved namely the landlord which is looking for this recurring income from the tenant. Georgia law ... continue reading

Breaking a lease in Florida

Friday, December 14th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Jackson was a member of the military and was called to active duty. One problem, he just signed a one year lease. Can he legally break the lease in the state of Florida?

In this case he can because those that are assigned to active duty military are given ... continue reading

Breaking a lease in Delaware

Thursday, December 13th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The state of Delaware can allow a tenant to break a lease in certain situations.   Normally a tenant cannot break a lease because it is a legal obligation enforceable by law.  There are penalties for breaking the lease but try not to burn bridges in the process.

According to ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Connecticut

Thursday, December 13th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There is a fabulous job offer in another city and this is one of the best opportunities that Jennifer will ever have.  There is just one problem.  Jennifer lives in Hartford, Connecticut and needs to move to New York.  In order for her to move, she would have to break ... continue reading