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Have you ever broken a lease?

What happened?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • we have. we were in arizona and had looked at an apt and somehow signed the lease without actually knowing it. we had put a deposit down to hold the apt and were told that it wouldnt be cahed and if we choose not to take the apt then we could get it back then were told to sign some paperwork. we were just really looking and had not completely decided on it but we didnt want to loose the apt when it did come available. so when we decided not to we were rudely informed that we had already signed the lease and we couldnt break it. well we ended up taking it and with two small children on a top floor apt that they put us was a horrible choice on thier part. the lady below us was a really nasty lady and complained constantly. because of this and the office being of no help we just packed up and left. and surprisingly its not even on our credit report. cont.

    Answer by laura970 at 10:20 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • the office was well aware of all the complaints and well aware that we had two small kids on a top floor apt. i couldnt exactly tell my kids to stop playing or to stop crying. the lady complained about the kids jumping or being too loud. im sorry but kids are kids they get excited they play what am i supposed to do? i think the apt manager knew that she messed up by placing us in that apt.
    but im sure its not normally that way. we were only thre in the area for a year due to helping a family member and moved back home a few months later. we normally dont rent as we own our house so renting an apt was all new to us.

    Answer by laura970 at 10:24 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • It depends on where you rent/lease and how they actually work that will determine what actions (if any) is taken...
    Some apt. complexes will make you or try to, make you pay for the balance of the lease others will not...
    Most private secs, such as houses or smaller duplexes won't bother exp if you leave the place better than
    you got it...
    You need to go over your lease carefully and see what it says... also if you rent in the private sec, talk to your
    landlord and see if he/she will mind you moving before your lease is up....
    Under certain circumstances land owners are fairly good about allowing tenants to break leases early...

    Good Luck

    Answer by gmasboy at 11:43 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

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