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My apartment was broken into 2 weeks ago. filed a police

my apartment was broken into 2 weeks ago . filed a police report and gave the information along with the case number ***** my apartment complex. the damages to my apartment are not yet fixed and there have been multiple break ins targeting my area. if I want to terminate my lease im held accountable to pay back the difference if I transferee properties my rent increases almost 200 dollars. is there anything I can do ?

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Lucy, Esq.

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My question has to do with terminating a lease about halfway

Hello, my question has to do with terminating a lease about halfway through its initial term. I can no longer afford the rent. The only reference in the lease to early termination is this: "Either party may terminate this Lease by providing the other party with written notice at least sixty (60) days before the end of Initial Lease Term (on July 31, 2018)." This statement does appear in a paragraph titled "Renewal Term," but that is the only indication that it is intended to refer to termination at the end of the term. I have agreed to stay until a suitable new tenant is found by the landlord; however, he has written an agreement making me responsible for any default by a new tenant for the entire term of the lease, plus several other payments--some fair, one not fair. I would appreciate advice; if the lease cannot be changed after the fact, as landlord intends, I will need a letter from a lawyer indicating what is legal under the circumstances. Thank you, ***** *****JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The initial lease was signed by both parties. Nothing else has be signed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There is a time constraint of sorts, in that I am scheduled for a hip replacement in April and it is difficult to find tenants in winter. We need to get the agreement settled before I am in surgery and rehab, because my being away will complicate the moving-out/moving-in logistics.

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I sublet an apt without the landlord's approval in NYC Can

Hi, I sublet an apt without the landlord's approval in NYC Can the landlord sue me?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York City If he sue me, what might happen? I pay fine? or any trouble?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not yet, he said he will sue meJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I signed a sublease contact with the new tenant, and the landlord knows about it

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I'm a tenant at a rental property and I'm looking to move

Hi, i'm a tenant at a rental property and I'm looking to move from my apartment before the lease ends. I found a subletter and the lease only says no subletters without written consent my landlord says she wants to just make a new lease and keep my security deposit while collecting a new one from the new tenantJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: new orleans, louisianaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: what sort of paperwork?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the landlord won't answer my calls and took a week to email me back that's all

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Loren

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My son rents an apartment which he Air -n -Bs out to guests.

my son rents an apartment which he Air B-n -Bs out to guests. are you familiar with air BnBBJA: No. I'm the Real Estate Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: OK this is not a real estate questionJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NOJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: he has a "guest" who refuses to pay rent, no contract between the two since he went OFF Air B n B process and now the "guest" will not leave. We are at our wits end.

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Due to immigration to other country, I have to move out my

Due to immigration to other country, I have to move out my current apartment before the lease ends. I found a friend who can take over my lease, but his income does not meet the financial requirement from landlord. In this case, he is willing to pay the rest of the rent in current lease upfront. After asking landlord, they still refuse to transfer my lease to my friend. What should I do now? Can I default my lease? Can I take this as an unreasonable rejection from landlord? Or what else can I do?

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I live in Marquis Apartments #354. Its a studio apartment. I

Hi,My Name is***** live in Marquis Apartments #354. Its a studio apartment. I am getting married in 5th of January 2017 and need to move to a larger apartment (1 bed room) in the same building, as size of studios is very small for a couple. I have requested the management regarding this since last week and they did not approve my upgrading and are forcing me to stay in the same apartment till the end of the lease term. Please help me regarding this matter.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: san jose, californiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: No, the lease ends in July 2017.

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My son had an apartment lease in Boston MA, shared with 2

My son had an apartment lease in Boston MA, shared with 2 other people. Each had separate, signed leases. My son transferred to NYC and has moved out. Before he left, with permission from his landlord, he found another person to take over his lease. The lease was signed, but his 2 apartment mates decided they wanted another person. So, the signed lease was not submitted and the person was told the other guys decided they didn't want him to move in. Meanwhile, my son is left, paying for the rent and waiting for his the other 2 guys to get someone else. The other person they have in mind is currently renting another apartment in Boston and asked his landlord (a different landlord) for permission to sublet HIS lease so he can move in with the other 2 guys. ... A big mess. And, my son is left, paying the rent when he has already moved out. The signed lease is still in the Boston apartment, and the other 2 guys probably already destroyed it. Anyway, the guy who signed the lease was told to forget it. My son has told his two apartment mates that he expects their friend to sign a lease to take over his apartment by this Wednesday. If the new guy does NOT sign the lease by Wednesday, what should my son do? Can he just end his lease without finding a replacement tenant? His apartment mates and he are starting to become adversarial so he is concerned that anyone who considers the apartment will be discouraged by them. At this point, my son just wants to get out of his apartment lease in Boston. He's no longer living there.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: My son signed a 1-year lease for his part of the apartment.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My son was transferred by his company to NY, where he now lives. He has vacated the Boston, MA apartment.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Our family is wanting to move into a home. We currently live

Our family is wanting to move into a home. We currently live in a duplex and have a lease til September of next year. The landlord says we would be responsible for rent until the unit is rented. I do not see specifically where it says we would have to do that. Is that legal?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArkansasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What kind of paperwork?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Does this cost money?

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Loren

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