Hi, first of all thanks for your time.
I have been renting at this place in Lafayette and it's been a bit rough and tumble. It's the basement to their house. Lease from august '17 - end of July '18 From August-December there was a flea infestation that was thwarted mainly through my complaining and actual work cleaning up their yard. I didn't really want to move again so I put up with it. Then throughout the winter (reaching as cold as -10 degrees) they refused to turn on their heat and would correct my thermostat adjustments. I've been looking for a job and I found one out-of-state that starts (May) during my lease term and ends after it (September) I have a friend that would have me move in with him for much cheaper than I am paying here.
Basically what is the cleanest, cheapest way to break this lease ASAP (before the end of march) so that I can have my things organized before I leave for work.
It is difficult to break a lease agreement unless the landlord agrees to terminate the lease early. HOwever, I would question if leasing the basement is legal. If I were in your position, I would contact the local building department and inquire if the landlord is legally renting the basement. If not, that is your out.
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