my daughter just signed a six month lease yesterday in Norfolk VA to rent a 2 bedroom apartment. the bank owns the property because something happened to the owner and he's in jail. today she found out that all the people are moving out, there is water problems/damage and bugs/pest problems. She's seen the bugs because she moved in 5 days ago. Can she go back to the bank tomorrow and renig because of 'renter's/buyer's remorse' with the 3-day stipulation?
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There is no statutory authority for breaking a signed lease due to buyer's remorse. No 3 day rule unless it is specified in the actual lease agreement.There is, however, an obligation on the part of the landlord to provide and maintain a habitable premises in return for the rent. If they do not respond to a demand for repair and pest control, your daughter may declare the premises unhabitable and move out in a case of constructive eviction. The landlord would also be liable for damages for breaching the lease.
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