breaking a rental lease

July 10, 2006 9:11pm CST
I am about to buy a home for my family and we are first time homebuyers but I signed a 12 month lease in may. Is there any way i can break my lease without breaking my bank account
1 response
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
11 Jul 06
First off, you need to review your lease. Often there will be options to break your lease, I don't know if they will break the bank or not for you though. The two options I am familiar with are paying the rent in the apartment for up to 3 months until the apartment is rented again or paying an additional month (ie you move out August 1st, but still pay Augusts rent). These terms will be outlined in your original lease agreement. If they are not, contact your rental agency.