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BREAKING A LEASE

Postby aliblack » Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:23 pm

I recently broke a 12 month lease and my landlord said that I had to continue paying rent through the 60-day written notice. However, upon re-reading the lease it does not state that I must give 60-days written notice. It simply says that there is a fee of $500 for breaking the lease and if the landlord must forego rent because of the break than the renter would lose the security deposit. How should I handle this problem and get my 2 months rent back? Is holding onto the keys illegal?
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Re: BREAKING A LEASE

Postby tiredsecy » Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:21 pm

Did you talk to the landlord? Helpfully alert him to this and give him a check for $500 along with the keys. As long as you hold on to the keys, it'll be as if you're still living there; hence you will continue to pay rent.
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