When can a tenant legally break a lease agreement?

During the course of a lease, situations may occur that affect a tenants ability to live in your property for the entire duration of the lease.

In most cases, tenants would face penalties for trying to terminate a lease early but here are some circumstances, where a tenant has a legal right to break the agreement

• If the property becomes unfit and uninhabitable condition

• If the property loses running water

• If proper rubbish bins are not provided

• Not performing urgent repairs

• If a landlord violates entry rules or harasses the tenant

• If a tenant is called to active military duty

• If the tenant has been recently subjected to domestic violence (within 3 to 6 months)

• If the apartment is not a legal rental unit


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Jason Gwerder
Monday, 8 April 2019

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