Can I break my lease by just vacating with no consequences?

We need to move to Chicago asap and need to save every penny. I remembered that we had a mediation proceeding saying if we couldn't make payments we could leave. But, we're caught up now and I don't know if that still takes into affect. Either way, if that weren't the case can I do this? Or are there other ways without having to pay much more?

Doral, FL -

Attorney Answers (3)

David P Fraser

David P Fraser

Landlord / Tenant Lawyer - Naples, FL
Answered

It would depend on what your lease says. This site isn't set up for specific legal advice. Use the find a lawyer tool to have a local attorney review your lease.

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Jacqueline Alicia Salcines

Jacqueline Alicia Salcines

Real Estate Attorney - Miami, FL
Answered

The answer lies in what your lease says. I would have an attorney review it. If you are not able to get out of it without penalty, speak to the landlord and see what you can do. Perhaps you can show it or assign it so that the penalty is waived or removed.

Rixon Charles Rafter III

Rixon Charles Rafter III

Landlord / Tenant Lawyer - Fairfax, VA
Answered

You are bound by the lease and any consequences of a breach under the lease and your state's laws.

Bailing out on the lease may cost you thousands.

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