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Can you break your lease if your neighborhood is unsafe?

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2005-11-04 20:07:16
2005-11-04 20:07:16

if memory serves me right you can but only if you can prove that there is a direct threat to your or your family but i advise to see a solicitor

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Yes/no. Did you call the police when it happened? Do you have a police report? You will need these things to prove that is why you are moving. The fact that you feel unsafe is a good reason to break the lease, but if taken to court you will need to prove it.

They can TERMINATE a lease, if the lessee is in violation of the lease.

Only as specified in the lease. A lease is meant to protect both you and the landlord, and is meant to be difficult to break.

Only if it's written in your contract. Suggest you call the landlord and talk to him about moving out. See if he'll let you go.

My roommate will not agree for me to break the lease. She has insulted me doesn't pay bills on time and is emotionally draining on me. I want to break the lease but she will not let me break it what can i do?

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If you paid your rent late, he didn't break the lease - you did. He can now move to terminate the lease.

oh wow did you say they have broken into your car twice? well I know this might sound obvious but have you called the cops? and i would take them to court!!!Gabi

a landlord may not EVER break/violate a lease. [unless the tenant wishes it so]

If your landlord breaks into your apartment or enters it without notifying you, this is grounds to break a lease. You can't break a lease just because there was a break in, however. Landlords are not even legally required to tell you if you are moving into a high crime area. If you can prove this is an ongoing and pervasive problem , it may be grounds to break your lease. Get real documentation, not just hearsay.Police reports and other victims or witnesses.

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That will be specified in the contract. If it is a lease, you may break the lease if the house is not livable, or by following the terms in the lease.

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Each lease is different but they all contain an out clause for both parties,review your lease.

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The owner can sell a house under a lease, but the buyer must either honor the terms of the lease or make an offer to get the tenant to break the lease.

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