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Good morning Rita. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you.
First, let me tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your husband. I know this is a very difficult time for you and I will certainly keep you in my prayers!
With regard to your specific question, you're not going to be liable for the rent for the remaining term of your lease because the landlord has a legal duty to mitigate. What that means is that even if you may not have the right to terminate your lease early, once you notify the landlord you are terminating, the landlord has a legal affirmative duty to mitigate the damages by using reasonable efforts to re-lease the property. Once the property is re-leased, or if the landlord does not use reasonable efforts to re-lease, you would then be off the hook for further obligation. Given the current positive lease market and your very positive location, it is unlikely a judge is going to rule your landlord has satisfied the burden of using reasonable efforts to mitigate if the property is not re-leased within at least 2 months....so it's unlikely that a court would hold you responsible for more than 60 days of rent at the most.
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