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Can you break your apartment lease if your apartment get burglarized?

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2007-07-25 23:42:00

Generally, not. Unforeseeable criminal acts are not something

your landlord is responsible for.

However, you might have a claim for reduction in rent if there are

serious safety or security problems that the landlord is aware of

and has failed to repair. For example, the front door of an

apartment building should have a sturdy lock and should be

self-closing, adequate lighting inside and out, and some method to

prevent or deter unauthorized duplication of keys.

You could hire a security company to give you an assessment of your

security needs (burglary, fire, gas, mechanical hazards,


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