Breaking a lease
Is there a law in VA that allows you to break your apartment/house lease agreement due to job relocation so many miles away? What specifically about the ''relocation'' - does it have to be with same employer?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Breaking a lease
Unfortunately, no, not that I am aware of.
The best thing you can do is to try to help
find a replacement for yourself, or run the risk
of subletting (because it might not be allowed
under the lease). Try www.CraigsList.org to
find a tenant.
BEWARE of the landlord's personnel being very
understanding and helping you close out your
apartment. THey can sound very sympathetic.
But unless you get an agreement IN WRITING
signed by both the landlord and tenant
CANCELING the lease early, they can and will come
back later and sue you for any months that the
apartment stays empty.
The sooner the landlord can re-rent the apartment
the less your financial exposure will be.
Therefore, try to leave the apartment in a state
and on a date when it can be easily re-rented
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