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While the step-by-step process described above is the standard procedure that can be followed if a tenant wishes to retire before moving in, you have other options. Ultimately, it`s up to you to decide which option fits your situation. Hello, I just arrived in Texas a week ago for my graduate studies. In fact, I want to break the lease because all my friends live in another apartment. The date of the move of the signed apartment is August 18. Yesterday I told the owner that I couldn`t move in. He was rude and asked me to pay $250 in cancellation fees and find someone to replace the same apartment number. When I registered online, Landlord hadn`t signed yet. Although I have signed, they have not yet sent me the confirmation letter. Now they threaten me with the above sentence.
Since I`m new to this place and don`t know anyone, how can I find someone? Someone can tell me what to do in this situation. (What if I didn`t come to the U.S. and I`m still in my home country) Unfortunately, for the tenant, this right does not concern leases and rental properties. You don`t have to terminate to say you`re leaving on the last day of your fixed term, unless your lease says you have to. Before signing the lease, it`s a good idea to walk around with the landlord and fill out a property inspection report – sometimes called a “status report”. Note the condition of each room and all furniture, appliances, etc., provided by the owner (so-called “chattels”). This ensures that you both agree on the condition of the property before moving in. It will also help avoid subsequent conflicts over whether something was already worn or damaged before you contracted. You are usually responsible for the rent from the start date of the lease, even if you do not reside in the property. But if you leave prematurely without your landlord`s consent, you can take legal action to get your rent back. The court decides whether or not you pay the money to your landlord.
Your landlord should try to re-rent the property, if they do, they can`t charge you the rent as well. One. Since tenants who have signed a joint contract are jointly and severally liable for the entire rent, it does not matter whether two or three try to withdraw. If you`re worried about a tenant retiring before moving in, it may be a good idea to make sure your standard lease agreement has a clear termination clause. . . .