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IF I MOVE FROM PHOENIX TO YUMA AZ. 225 MILES AWAY CAN I WALK…

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IF I MOVE FROM PHOENIX...
IF I MOVE FROM PHOENIX TO YUMA AZ. 225 MILES AWAY CAN I WALK AWAY FROM MY LEASE
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Good morning. Although moving does not give you the right to terminate your lease agreement, once you have notified the landlord you are terminating, the landlord has a duty to mitigate your damages...meaning he must use reasonable efforts to re-let the property. Once the property is re-let, or if the landlord does not use reasonable efforts to re-let, you are off the hook for further obligation. Given the positive lease market, it is unlikely a judge is going to rule a landlord has satisfied the burden of using reasonable efforts to mitigate if the property is not re-let within at least 2 months....so it's unlikely you will have liability in excess of two months.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
IF I AM ALLOWED ANOTHER QUESTION, WHAT IF I SENT A DEPOSIT AND FIRST MONTH RENT ALONG WITH THE LEASE AGREEMENT AND OWNER WROTE ALL KINDS OF NEW RESTRICTIONS AFTER I SIGNED. THEN SENT IT BACK 3 WEEKS LATER?
Lawyer: insearchoftheanswer, Lawyer replied 6 years ago

Thanks for the clarification. In that instance, you basically have no written lease agreement. When your landlord returned a lease agreement with unilateral changes which you never signed off on or initialed, then this would be deemed a counteroffer and a rejection of your original lease offer. Thus, you are only a month to month tenant and can terminate that tenancy by giving the landlord written notice of at least 30 days.

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