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I signed a rental agreement year I talked to landlord

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I signed a rental agreement for 1 year I talked to landlord and the threatened legal action what recourse do they have
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded.
On what legal basis has the landlord threatened you with legal action? Are you seeking to break the lease early?
I look forward to hearing back from you and providing guidance.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have not moved in
no specific legal info from them
they said I am responsible for 12 mo tent per signed least
Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
You are technically liable for at least a penalty, if not the entire lease amount, if you have signed a lease, regardless of whether or not you have moved in to the premises.
Take a look at the lease and see how it reads. Once the lease is signed, it is a legally binding instrument.
In most cases, such as this, you can negotiate a settlement amount that is less than the whole less. Most typically, this amount will be 25% of the total value of the lease. In this case, that would be three months.
I wish I had better news, but the law is pretty specific in this area of contracts.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Best wishes going forward!
Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
Did you have any other questions or comments? I just want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible as you move forward. Thanks