breaking a lease

Canada
August 23, 2006 12:32pm CST
How do I get out of lease of apartment with ex-girlfriend? Impossible to live there, have moved back home. I lived in the apartment for a total of one week but have paid 2 months rent. Could get out of lease by paying $150 fee if both parties agree. She won't agree to have my name taken off lease. I want to move out of province to go for training but can't with this held over my head. What can I do?
4 responses
• United States
23 Aug 06
First is she paying the rent on the apartment? You can get it terminated if she doesn't pay rent.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
23 Aug 06
Talk to the landlord, explain the situation, they may just remove you off of the lease for free. Especially if you have paid 2 months rent and only lived there for one week. You may just have to prove where you have been living.
• United States
23 Aug 06
Ok why won't she let you leave? I see this all the time on court shows. Get your name off legaly. Don't abanbdon the place. You do keep you rent reciepts right...
@swolecat (1278)
• United States
23 Aug 06
The damages concept could be stretched to include the cost of having an employee negotiate the lease with the new tenant, postage and etcetera, but the concept won't stretch very far.