Worst Case Scenario: What happens when you break a lease?
February 15, 2007 10:33 PM Subscribe
Worst-Case-Scenario-Filter: What would happen if we broke our lease?
posted by grapefruitmoon to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are in a situation where our lease is expiring at the end of March and our current landlords aren't renewing it for reasons that have nothing to do with us as tenants. We've potentially found a new place, but said new place requires moving in before the old lease is up.
What would happen if we broke the lease and moved as soon as possible? Would the landlords have the right to sue? Would we be hounded in the night by ravaging packs of dogs?
Assume the worst. These landlords care a lot about money and little to none about propriety. They've been highly unprofessional, dishonest, and downright douche-tastic about the whole ordeal.
(PS: We just found our lease and found that we had never signed an updated version when the building changed owners. Our previous landlady had a month to month lease, but changed it to a year when she put the house on the market. Since we never signed the new version, can we say that the contract is non-binding and move out at the end of the month?)