I signed a lease renewal in september. My Lease was up in June 2014, and I was month to month from June until November 30, 2014. The new lease is effective December 1,2014. Am I able to back out before the new lease starts? I'm moving out of state and did not know about it until after i had signed the renewal.
The facts you present are somewhat confusing, but if I understand correctly, you've signed a lease renewal for a new term to begin on 12/1/2014. Whether you have the right to terminate the lease early will depend upon what the lease itself says. Assuming there is no provision for early termination by the tenant, backing out now would constitute a breach of contract and you could be sued (the sole execption being if you are in the military and have to move because you've been reassigned). Have you tried discussing it / negotiating with the landlord?
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