Posted by Don on October 28, 2001 at 07:33:32:
In Reply to: can we break lease 5 days after signing? posted by steve on October 28, 2001 at 00:21:00:
Is it rent stabilized?.....Then take posession......you will have lots of rights to a decent apartment, and can sue the LL for not having the apartment habitable, also it could be overpriced, and you would be able to 3 times the overcharge, plus if they rennovate/repair it wont increase the rent....it could turn out to be a great deal.
If not then, take lots of pictures of the apartment outside of the house, hallways, garbage, etc...to show the judge why you think you should not be sued.
By the way there is NO LAW anywhere in the 50 states that allows a tenant to recind a lease, the 3 day rule applies to ITEMS, that can be repossesed, such as cars washing machines etc. NOT a lease!
" Hi, We just found out the apartment we are supposed to move into tomorrow (we cancelled the movers) has been subject to all sorts of health problems and the landlord is one of the top ten slumlords in NY. Most of the tenants are moving out and we were warned not to move. The infractions (health and otherwise) against the landlord are so great, we are not planning to move in. Our question: Can we break the lease now, it has only been 4 days since we signed? And, should/can we go after the broker? She knew about the problems and didn't tell us. We read a clause in the lease stating that the tenant agrees the to take the apartment upon inspection, unless there are things that could not have been visible at that time. What is our best recourse? I suspect the landlord would sue because he seems to need the money. Please help!
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