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My husband and I have signed a lease and were planning on moving in on Oct 1. We have received our copy of lease that we signed and my husband has decided to end our marriage and I cant afford place on my own what are my options. The landlord says he will not let us out of the lease. We have not paid him anything nor taking possession of the said property. Please help me I have no idea what to do.
I personally can not afford the rent alone and neither can my husband what would our penalties be if the lease is broken.
Hello again.Until a new tenant is found (and assuming your landlord makes a good faith effort to find a new tenant), then you and your husband are responsible for the rent. In addition, if you fail to pay the rent, then the lease may allow the landlord to also collect a late fee and legal fees if he were to sue you. You will have to look at the lease for those details. If the lease does not specifically allow the landlord to collect late fees and legal fees, then you would not owe them.So, the botXXXXX XXXXXne is that the lease controls what exactly you owe, but at the least it will be the rent. Does that help to clarify? Please let me know.
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