I am living in an apartment community in Costa Mesa. This is a big apartment community owner, and have hundreds of apartment communities.
I am moving to a different state and wanted to check what would be the consequences if:
- I don't pay the lease break fee and move out
- I don't pay the apartment community the discount (two months' rent off) that they gave when I signed the lease for 15 months
Will they be able to:
- Freeze my bank accounts
- Hold/seize on my federal tax return
- File a criminal case against me?
Please let me know
1 Answer from Attorneys
If you breach your lease the landlord will be able to sue you. If a judgment is entered against you in that lawsuit, the landlord will be able to obtain a Writ of Execution and will be able to levy upon your wages and bank accounts, among other things. The landlord will not, however, be able to "file a criminal case" against you.
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