My wife, pregnant, got punch in her eye by another woman who lives in our apt complex, when asked the woman to move her car (which was blocking the road). We don't know if the other lady was drunk or high in drugs...but my wife called the police whom arrested the lady and my wife pressed charges. We have the police report, pics of my wife's eyes and provided all to the manager of the apt complex. My wife is not feeling safe here and would like to move out. The manager said that gonna contact the aggressor and get back to us, also mentioned that if we break the lease we need to pay a $3500 fee. I would like to know if we have the right to break the lease without penalties.
No. You break the lease at your peril. Go see a real estate attorney in your area, one will probably answer this too. See what you can do and follow the attorney's advice. You can break that lease, but as the manager states you'll pay the charges and they will probably find more charges, that's why you need to see an attorney first.
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No, landlord is not the referee between tenants. If you break the lease you will owe the fee (presumably 2 months of rent as liquidated damages).
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I agree with my colleague; not very likely. Your wife's remedy, if any, is against the woman who punched your wife.
Hope this helps.
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No. The LL is not responsible for a confrontation between your wife and another tenant. You can try to work out with them - and may need to retain a lawyer to do so as it usually helps - but you can't just declare you dont feel safe and leave without risking a lawsuit or other controversy.,
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