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I am a Florida resident and I want to break my lease because

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I am a Florida resident and I want to break my lease because I am buying a home, someone told me that I am able to break the lease IF I am purchasing a home, is this true and/ or are there other circumstances that me to break the lease ??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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No, although that is a very, very common belief for some reason.

There are a few reason that you are allowed to break a lease, but every few.

They are:

1) If you are on military duty and get deployed

2) The rental unit is unsafe or violates some type of health and safety or building code, or

3) The landlord repeatedly harasses you or violates your rights of privacy.

You can also try and buy your way out of the lease, offering the landlord a portion of what you would owe if you completed the lease. That may enable the landlord to rent the property to someone else and "double dip" as to the rentals.

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Of course, please feel free to ask any follow up questions in this thread. I want to be sure that all of your questions are answered. In addition, once you issue your Positive Rating the question will lock open and no longer time out so you can come back to it anytime in the future if you think of any follow ups.