I just found out I'm pregnant and want to move in with my boyfriend when the baby is born in November but my lease isn't up until February, I've tried to contact my landlord about breaking my lease early multiple times for months now but he will not contact me at all. Had the same problem a while ago when I needed him to fill out a paper proving where I live and how much I pay for rent for my medicare.
It makes it hard when (s)he won't respond to him/her. Try going to his/her place of location instead of just calling. Consider having your boyfriend move in with you instead of you moving in with your boyfriend.
Landlord does not have to agree to terminate your lease early. He can ignore your requests. If landlord does agree, he could require you to make additional payments for the early termination. You are legally obligated to pay rent for the full term of your lease until February. If you move out and stop paying, the landlord could sue you, or he could report your default to the credit bureaus, which could lower your credit score and make it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks your credit record.
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The landlord doesn't have to respond - but try putting your request in writing and see if that changes anything.
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