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I got a house but still rent another one. What to do?

Pigeon Forge, TN |

My lease expires in 10 minths:( But me and my husband just got a house. Can we break a lease withiout paying extra money to our landlord?i mean is there any law in sevier co what sais that i can break a lease any time if I got a house in sevier Co and still rent from other landlords?

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No. Once a party enters into a contract (in this case a lease) they can not unilaterally break the contract because they change their mind. If the landlord breaks the lease, you may be able to get out or recover damages, but based on your description you would remain obligated under the lease.

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