Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

What to Do When Your Landlord Breaks Your Rental Agreement

Lisa Wright

 · Jun 14, 2022

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Whether it’s minor complaints or major issues, most tenants have a tale (or tales) to tell about their rental history that involves an unsatisfactory or negligent landlord.

A landlord can terminate a lease for any reason allowed under state law and the lease agreement. It’s never a happy ending when the landlord has to go through the legal hoops to get a tenant out of an apartment. It’s better to resolve any issues prior, which may help you rent a future apartment. […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 18, 2010

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When considering lease termination, nothing replaces the advice of an attorney that specializes in real estate law. However, there are a few general things to keep in mind should you decide to terminate your lease early. Read the Lease Agreement Carefully This is key! Lease agreements can be very confusing and full of legal jargon. Read through […]

Staff Writer

 · Dec 20, 2009

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Before you terminate a lease, you should be sure to know your rights as a tenant. These rights will vary depending upon the jurisdiction where you live. Despite what may or may not be written into the lease, you will have certain rights under the law. There could be any number of reasons why you […]

Staff Writer

 · Dec 17, 2009

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If you’re preparing to write a lease termination letter, there are some specific items you must include to ensure your request is approved, and that you protect yourself while still fulfilling your obligations under your current lease agreement. What Is a Termination Letter? Should you have serious issue with your current residence, lease terms or management, you […]

Staff Writer

 · Dec 7, 2009

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At some point during their lease period, many renters will want to take advantage of a landlord tenant act to get more detail on the law regarding their rental situation. Knowing more about this kind of legislation gives tenants a greater hand in negotiating with their landlords over their housing environment and other issues. What […]

Staff Writer

 · Dec 1, 2009

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There are a number of legal forms that you need as a tenant. Many are intimidated by legal documents, and therefore avoid having any legal forms. Here’s a list with explanations of 5 legal forms that you need to have on hand: 1. Lease Agreement If you’ve already signed a lease agreement, then you want […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 9, 2009

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At some point in your life as a renter, the situation may present itself that you need to move out of your apartment before your apartment lease has expired. Often, the early termination of a rental agreement results in expensive penalties or the loss of your security deposit; so you may ask yourself, “Can I […]

Emily Gojko

 · Aug 11, 2009

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Depending on your life situation, you may not be in the market for a traditional twelve month apartment lease. Fortunately, you have options. Know when to choose a short, long or month-to-month apartment lease by reading below. When to Choose a Short Lease Short leases are typically offered in three-month increments (three months, six months or […]

Rachael Weiner

 · Aug 10, 2009

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Once your rental application has been accepted, and you are ready to sign the lease agreement, it is important to remember that signing a lease is a serious matter. Leases are legal documents, so it is important that the agreement is clear and complete. In order to be complete, the agreement should include the provisions detailed […]

Emily Gojko

 · Aug 8, 2009

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