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krishnarama
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:50 pm GMT    Post subject: Help on Rental issue Reply with quote

Hello everyone

I have this lease on my apartment until July,but I am going to close our house on March 28th. In situations like this,does the renter have the right to break the lease with one month notice in MA?. I know certain states allow you to that if you buy a house. I have been living in the same apartment for over 5 years now and management says I can't break the lease. I understand their position ,but do I have any right to settle otherwise?.Thanks to all.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:11 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not aware of any allowance for breaking your lease because you bought a house, but I'm not a lawyer, so maybe check with one. Also, what about subletting? Perhaps the management would be more amenable toward letting you out of your lease if you offered to do all the work of finding a replacement. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:19 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not aware of any laws that allow you to break a lease because you've purchased property.

That being said, I would check the terms of your lease carefully, there may be an "out" provision.

You may need to contact a lawyer to get a firm answer this question.

Good luck.

What happens if you simply stop paying (and just accept the loss of your security deposit and/or last month's rent)?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:43 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you move out, I believe Massachusetts laws require your landlord to try to find someone to rent your place. You have to pay the rent until the end of your lease or until somebody else rents it, whichever comes first.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:13 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your lease. There is almost always a "break lease" condition set forth in it that highlights your responsibilities when you move out. Regardless, your lease is a legally-binding contract.

My wife and I are month-to-month on our apartment now. That has risks of its own, but we're building up more down payment monies in hopes of actually finding something within the price range we want in Q4 this year.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:54 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I know, you will loose your security deposit and last month's rent. That's all.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:37 am GMT    Post subject: Re: Help on Rental issue Reply with quote

krishnarama wrote:

have been living in the same apartment for over 5 years now
and management says I can't break the lease. .


Why would you have a lease ???

most people would have switched to month to month
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:47 pm GMT    Post subject: Re: Help on rental issue Reply with quote

Some landlords prefer a 12-month lease agreement, I guess.

I'm in a similar situation right now. I've been in the same apartment for just about three years. My fiance and I are thinking of buying later in the year, so we asked our landlady if we could have a month-to-month agreement moving forward (lease expires at the end of April). Initially she agreed, but now she's balking, because her real estate agent tells her she could have trouble renting the apartment during the "winter months."

The good news for the OP is that (according to the above logic, at least) spring shouldn't be a difficult time for the landlord to find a new tenant.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:16 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you live there from last 5 years then they should understand your decision on your point of view.Yes,break lease is wrong and don't try to do it manually.but in your case you should have to talk with your landlords about your situation.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:34 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, they should show a little bit more understanding for somebody that's been renting the apartment for 5 years.
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