I am currently pregnant with no job( looking for a new job). I am no longer able to afford my rent and bills. I signed a 1 year lease. I have found and been accepted to an income based apartment. I have found someone to sign my lease over to for the remaining time left on my lease. My landlord said she will not accept a sub lease. That i will have to give 30 days and pay $1500 to get out of my lease. I can't afford that.
Defer to the terms of the lease regarding provisions involving "sublease" and "premature termination of lease". Typically, subleases are subject to the landlord's consent. In your situation, it seems as if the consent is being withheld, as such you must validate an alternative option to "prematurely terminate". Is there any language to this effect in the lease?...is the $1,500 cited as the fee to do so?....does said amount represent the monthly rental? It appears that the landlord is allowing you to break the lease, but has assigned a sum certain in conjunction with same permission. If you cannot afford the entire $1,500 now, advise the landlord as to an amount you can afford to pay at this time; and see if she will accept a written agreement from you to pay the residual balance within a set amount of time. Be sure to obtain a formal release from her indicating that no further obligations, responsibilities, rights exist by and between you and her once she is in receipt of the $1,500 and that the lease is thereby deemed terminated in its' entirety. Good luck to you.
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