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Question: “Someone told me that the bankruptcy made my lease null and void; that I could just move out and they couldn't force me to pay the remaining rent. Is that true? I've also read that they could just evict me, based on the fact that I was going through a bankruptcy. Trying to make some sense out of all the stuff I've been told and read. So, what's the scoop?”
Answer: Well, it doesn’t really make your lease void, but if you moved out of the apartment and your landlord is included as a creditor in your bankruptcy, then it does mean that he can’t go after you for the unpaid rent since that debt would be discharged. With regard to evicting you just because you filed for bankruptcy, that is not generally true so long as you continue to abide by the lease and pay on time.
At this point, you may want to move out of the apartment and make sure the unpaid rent debt is included in your bankruptcy so that it is discharged.
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