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Lease break Breaking a Lease

Discussion in 'Other Residential Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by Tab3801, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Tab3801

    Tab3801 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    We have to break our 18 month lease after just a few months due to a corporate relocation. We offered our landlord a lease break fee of 2 months rent and we gave him 6 weeks notice. He will not agree to our offer because in our lease it says we do not have the right terminate early. He has a lawyer and offered to let us out of our lease in 90 days if they put the home on the market to sale and it seems in that 90 days time frame then they will take out 2 month rent fee. Can he equate the terms of our lease to the selliabilty of his house??
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    He can hold you to entire term of the leasehold.
    Your lease had no early termination provision, so its negotiable.
    He countered your offer with a three month pay to get out of the lease.
    If its a corporate relocation, many times the company will assist you in helping ease the financial pain, (or fund the early termination fee entirely).
    Ask your corporate HR or relo specialist.
    Otherwise, let HR know you may have hit a snag.
    In some cases I've seen the relo date adjusted accordingly.
    Bottom line, you owe unless you can negotiate with the owner.
    Good luck.

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