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I just lost my job in Naples and will need to relocate for

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I just lost my job in Naples and will need to relocate for a new job. I have a lease that doewn't expire until January 31, 2011. I need to move for a new job. Will I have to pay the rent for the rest of the lease?

Good evneing. Unfortunately, being relocated does not give you a legal reason to break your lease. There is, however, some good news. The law requires the landlord to mitigate damages. Mitigation means that the landlord is required to make a reasonable effort, once you give notice, to find a new tenant. The landlord will only be entitled to recover the loss of rent during the search time for a new tenant; but, once the new tenant makes the first rent payment, you are released from any further obligation under your lease. You should also inquire as to whether your employer is willing to pay relocation expenses. Termination of your existing lease would fall within the category of relocation expenses.

 

 

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
You are giving me information based on FL law?
Yes, Florida law is what I based my answer upon.
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