I owe my landlord a couple months rent. I used the money to put a deposit and first month on a new, much cheaper apartment because I could not afford mine any longer. I kept my landlord advised, and paid what I could. He knew i was trying to leave asap. He wants to get a lawyer involved. I told him that I have no intention of skipping out, and even providing him with my new information but until I can move on and save money again I cant give him anything. What should I prepare for? We dont have a lease where I live now, but Im on his lease for the old property he owned.
You have put yourself in a real spot. Whether you have signed a new lease or not, you have put yourself in default with your existing landlord. He doesn't have to make a deal with you. I don't believe you have thought this through, since even though you owe less for the new place, you still owe under your existing lease on top of that. If you pull back now, you lose the money you paid to your new landlord. If I understand that you have not signed a lease fore the new place, you shouldn't do so until you have a plan to take care of your existing obligation. Show the existing lease to a lawyer. There might be a way out.
Clifford L Tuttle, Jr
Attorney at Law
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