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signed on for 2 years, can i break my lease?

Postby mbfinger » Thu Sep 19, 2002 12:33 pm

i originally signed a lease for two years. at the time i thought the rent would go up over the year so i secured the rate. after 9/11 all the apartments in my line have gone down in price except for mine because of my 2 year lease? is there a way to break the lease or have my rent lowered?
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Re: signed on for 2 years, can i break my lease?

Postby TenantNet » Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:10 pm

Unless it's in the lease, the tenant is probably not liable for costs of re-renting (advertising, etc.) or fix-ups (painting, etc., which is normal maintenance). Courts are split on the LL's effort to re-rent ("mitigation of economic damages"), but generally we've seen a good-faith effort being required.
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