How to terminate lease due to medical reasons?


No one really expects to experience dealing with any kind of crisis in life most especially if it is a medical crisis. But when this happens to you, it may change your life to a high new level. You or someone living with you may be incapable to continue living in your current apartment. If you are just renting an apartment to live and you have a long term lease agreement, you may be on the hook for rent payment on a rental unit that you are no longer going to use.

Here are some instructions you must do in order for you to break your lease early.

  • The first thing you must do is to contact your landlord and inform him or her that you want to break your lease. Explain to him the medical crisis you or someone living with you is experiencing right now and that is requires that you must move out of the rental unit before your lease ends. It is up to you though if you want to share details and information to your landlord.
  • Check the state’s tenant association in your local area. It is often called tenants union in some states so it is very important that you check your local area if you have any for not all states have them. They can be very helpful in explaining your legal rights as a tenant and can advise you with what course of action you should take.
  • It is always the best to know the laws of your Local County and city. State laws are often different in different states. There are states that do not allow tenants to break their lease because of medical reasons unless the medical problem is a result of the tenant living in the rental unit.

Bear in mind though that it all depends on your lease agreement. It is much easier if you have a month-to-month lease because you can break it easily with just a month’s notice maybe less for any reason at all.

Edited on: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 1:23 am
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