My question is: I signed a 2 year lease for a rent to own property. After 1 year, I could not afford it and was always in arrears with my rent. I gave my landlord notice that I needed to leave, because it was not fair to him that he was always getting his rent late and not even all of it. I left being in arrears by $1700. At the time I gave notice I didn't realize that I had a 2 year lease because I always had 1 year leases everywhere else I rented. My old landlord has served me with a letter stating that I owe for the year that I did not stay. He has since re rented it to new tenants. Can he get payment from me for that year and receive payment from new tenants too?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Generally, he cannot be paid rent twice however, if the new rental is less than yours, you will likely have to make up the difference and you will probably have to pay for any months that the property was empty.
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