When you are in your early thirties, you are like a free-bird who never cares for small things. At this age, a lot of decisions that you take prove wrong due to the lack of experience in life, however, some of them never react back, but in some cases, a wrongly made decision may put you in a huge trouble. Since landlords putting flats to rent have enough experience in legal aspects, it’s the you (tenant) who miss the game.
Yes, we are talking about the times, when you were young and dumb and overlook the red flags while signing out the lease since the complex keeps changing, you suddenly found yourself stuck in a huge trouble. Most of the times, situation occurs when relocation becomes important, but conveying the same thing to a landlord gets tough for you.
Since you are bound with the legitimate paperwork, ultimate options which remains spare for you is to sacrifice your security deposit where in some cases, your landlord can also sue you or can charge you with some extra penalty. Though, the laws in each state are different, here are some tips and advices to break your lease without getting into legal or fiscal trouble. Since landlords are always smart and measure everything before
Maintain A Good Relation With Your Landlord
Regardless of how much legally you are bound to the agreement or how many points of those are in your landlord’s favor at the stage of breaking the lease, your bonding with the landlord is something above than all. Your lease could be eased by the kind of bond you have or you don’t have with your landlord.
If you have zero interaction with your landlord or by some reason, there’s any dispute on personal or other level, it may be very problematic for you at some point of time and he may hound you for money miles away. So, before falling at the stage of breaking your lease, consider your relationship with your landlord, if it’s fine, things could be solved out easily at the personal level.
Say Yes To A Little Compromise
Many Landlords are good hearted and know that life happens– and that relocation after a few years is a nature of renting. Some of them though demand to make a good on the lease or pay the penalties.
You as a wise tenant, to avoid forthcoming problems while breaking lease must ease the transition by offering landlord a replacement or other ways, bear the costs of painting and cleaning off after you leave the property.
Since it’s a time and money consuming task for landlords, you can help them this way to ease their headaches. Both the ways, putting a replacement is a rather better option since lapses in occupancy are bad for the building owner and if you can protect this, you are safe.
If you want to break a lease with ease, then provide a responsible replacement. Since no landlord want to indulge into the legal issues or taking tenants to the court, the matter could be solved on the personal level, if both parties are ready to talk.
Keep the copy of all of your lease documents
Don’t be careless! This is the first thing you have to bear in mind while signing the leasing contract. Request a copy of the bond signed between you and your landlord for future use. Whatever papers are signed whether it’s about repairing of any certain property part, cleaning, or anything else, keep the hard copy of all those bonds. Both tenants and landlords must understand the leasing laws of the country to avoid prospect legal issue. Read about your rights carefully as specified in the lease and in the state law. Or consult legal experts for deeper legal analyses.