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I need help Rent, Utilities

Discussion in 'Living in, Use of the Premises' started by Helpneeded, Mar 26, 2014.

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  1. Helpneeded

    Helpneeded Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Me and My father just signded a lease for a year at this apartment complex, we were very desperate to find something that we signded the very next day. I honestly do not think he will be Able to afford it and he agrees, is there any way we can cancel the lease/contract, its only been two days since we have signed and we only have a couple of boxes inside. Please help
     
  2. Gail_in_Georgia

    Gail_in_Georgia Moderator

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    Unfortunately, there is no "cooling off" period with a lease contract where a tenant can simply back out of a lease after signing one.

    Review your lease to determine if it contains a "buy out" clause.

    Gail
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If you speak with the landlord, explain your weak financial situation, (assuming you haven't moved in) and ask if the landlord will he or she allow you to pay $200, $500 (whatever you think is fair); to have him or her void the contract.

    It sometimes works to be honest with people.

    I've seen a couple landlords charge nothing to let you go.
    Why?
    An eviction costs money, so letting you go before that, is often a smart financial decision.

    Sometimes, as Gail said, you can buy your way out.
    That's even more expensive than one month's rent (usually 3 to 6 months), and often required in full.

    Whatever agreement that the LL offers, be sure to get it in writing, and you both sign it.
     

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