Thank you for your reply,
The fact that your wife did not sign the lease is simply an excuse and the management company was "grasping at straws" to find additional grounds to demand that you vacate the property. This could very easily be remedied by having your wife sign the lease also and this argument would never hold up in Court if it ever came to that.
If the notice that the management company gave you states that you have breached the lease then they could conceivably try to charge you rent for the balance of the lease term. However, you stated that the notice said only that you have to vacate. In this case, I would write them a short note and take the offense as well, something like,
This shall confirm receipt of your letter dated _____________ , 2013 in which you make some unwarranted accusations and demand that we vacate the leased property by October 10, 2013.
First, We deny that my wife and I have had repeated domestic disputes. Like any married couple, my wife and I have occasional disagreements; to call these "repeated domestic disputes" is not only inaccurate, but it is as far from the truth as any statement can be.
Second, I signed the lease when my wife was abroad. You accepted the lease with only my signature without objection or complaint. This complaint can readily be remedied by her signing the lease. Therefore, this is not a ground for you to demand that we vacate.
We are prepared to fulfill our obligations of the lease for the balance of the lease term. Demanding that we vacate on such short notice will put an unnecessary financial burden on us which we had not planned for. However, we are willing to vacate the property and forego filing a lawsuit against you and the owners of the property if you compensate us in the amount of _______ Thousand Dollars ($ .00) which amount would not even cover our moving expenses, looking for another property in which to live, and the tremendous inconvenience which this move will cause us.
I will await your reply.
Very truly yours,,
You can insert any number you want as financial compensation. The phrase, "The best defense is an offense" is very true in your situation. By writing this letter, you are letting them know that you deny their accusations and that they are placing an unwarranted financial burden on you, but you are willing to leave if they compensate you for the inconvenience,
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