Missouri rental lease question!
May 23, 2007 12:55 PM Subscribe
Missouri rental lease question inside.
posted by c:\awesome to Law & Government (4 answers total)
I just recently extended my lease for another year, but I need to get out of it and move. The only thing the lease says that remotely addresses this situation is:
"Upon an Event of Default of Tenant in the performance of the obligations of this Lease, Landlord may apply the Security Deposit to any liability, costs, or damages suffered by Landlord without waiving or limiting Landlord's further right to hold Tenant liable for any costs or damages otherwise due or in excess of the Security Deposit."
I realize that moving out before the lease is up will cost me my security deposit -- I'm fine with that. But what I'm afraid of is the landlord will request that I pay out the rest of the lease ($6,000+) in order to get out of it. Can they do this if it is not expressly written in the lease? There's no sort of termination clause that explicitly states what will be done if I move out early -- only the quote from above.
I'm meeting with the landlord tomorrow morning, but I'd like to have as much information on my side before going into the gauntlet.