(Closed) How to end a lease…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For mine, I can get out by paying an extra month’s rent. You might be able to get out without some kind of payment, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up… 🙁

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am very sorry to hear about your struggles with bed bugs. Infestations can be terribly traumatic. Landlords are required to treat for all pests in an appropriate manner. If they fail to do so, you have the right to break your lease because they have failed to maintain habitability. That doesn’t necessarily mean you will receive your security back. It sounds as if your landlord is taking the proper steps to cure the problem. The origin of bed bug infestations can not legally be determined. This means landlords can not be held liable for infestations and tenants can not be charged for exterminator visits. Have you spoken with your landlord about breaking your lease?

Post # 6
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your best option is to contact your HUD (housing and urban develeopment) office.  They should be able to give you the most accurate information about the laws in your area and your options.  

Post # 7
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would talk to your landlord about breaking your lease and why you want to and just see what they say.

Post # 8
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You may have legal renter’s rights that allow you to break the lease given everything that’s happened. Check your city or county’s website!

Barring that, talk to your landlord and see if he is ok with you listing the place for rent and seeing if they can get a new tenant in there!

Post # 9
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

you’ll have to ask. most have a penalty of 1 or 2 months rent to terminate the lease early.

Post # 10
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Your landlord needs to treat the whole building.  If bugs are in one unit, they will simply migrate when you treat. Your landlord needs to treat the whole building or I don’t think they can argue they are adequately treating. 

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