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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 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 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 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

Breaking a Lease in Colorado

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

When a person signs a lease, they are signing a legally binding contract which obligates the tenant to lease from a landlord for a specified amount of time. However, there are times when the landlord–tenant relationship is strained and the lease should be terminated. Other times the tenant has to ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in California

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

The state of California has tenant-landlord laws to protect both sides. Every now and then people have to break leases due to divorce, finances and even medical reasons. Sometimes landlords understand there are situations that cannot be avoided. In this case it is best for a tenant to negotiate with ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Arizona

Friday, December 7th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

There are times when breaking a lease is necessary due to changes in circumstances.   Some people break a lease due to a new job in another city.  Others break a lease due to medical reasons.  No matter what the reason, there can be financial and credit consequences for breaking a ... continue reading

Breaking a Lease in Alaska

Friday, December 7th, 2007
Posted by Priscilla

Breaking a lease is one way to discontinue making payments for an apartment but it usually comes at a price.  Obviously, this is not a desired way to end an obligation but people do it in Alaska.  An apartment lease is a contract signed between two people (landlord and tenant) ... continue reading

Wyoming Landlord & Tenant Laws

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Wyoming has few statutes that specifically address problems between landlords and tenants. A landlord in Wyoming may require a security deposit of any amount. The landlord is obligated to return the deposit only “in a reasonable amount of time.” Many other states regulate the amount of the security deposit and ... continue reading

Wisconsin Landlord & Tenant Laws

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Landlords are not required to pay interest on security deposits under the Wisconsin landlord & tenant laws. There is also no limit on the amount of security deposit that a landlord may require. Once the tenant moves out, the landlord has 21 days to return the security deposit.

Under ... continue reading

West Virginia Landlord & Tenant Laws

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

West Virginia is one of only 4 states that have no law covering how soon a landlord must return a security deposit. The others are Alabama, Tennessee and Wyoming. New York law states only that the security deposit must be returned within a “reasonable time.”

According to the West ... continue reading

Washington Landlord & Tenant Laws

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

While the Fair Housing laws have been around for more than 30 years, many landlords and tenants are still woefully unaware of them. Too many landlords, for example, still think that it’s okay to refuse to rent to families with children. Others are not aware that by law, they need ... continue reading

Virginia Landlord & Tenant Laws

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

In Virginia, the security deposit is held to pay for items damaged beyond reasonable wear or for any late or unpaid bills or fees. The landlord has 45 days from the end of the lease to inspect the unit, make any qualifying repairs, return the remaining balance, and interest if ... continue reading

Vermont Landlord & Tenant Laws

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
Posted by Tamara

A security deposit is any advance, deposit or prepaid rent, however named, which is refundable to the tenant at the termination or expiration of the tenancy under the Vermont landlord & tenant laws.  The purpose of a security deposit is to ensure that the rent is paid, and to compensate ... continue reading