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Agreement To Lease

North Carolina

Asked on Jun 6, 2022

What are lease agreement laws for Greenville, NC.

I broke my lease and I was paying my rent until a new tenant was found. A new tenant was found and I was told to turn in the keys because they were moving in and so I didn't have to pay rent no more. I was told that the new tenant doesn't want to stay and I have to start back paying rent. Do I have to start back paying rent?

1 Attorney answer



North Carolina

Answered 101 days ago

Holly T.

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You must read your lease. Cross reference any lease breaking terms with anything the LL agreed to in writing. Depending on how much was left on your lease, also pull out the requirements for you to terminate the lease via notice near the end. If the new tenant was approved by them and signed a new lease you should be released. However if they merely allowed a new tenant subject to your lease or you sublet without permission, you may still be liable. You'd need to consult with an attorney to be sure but I'd sugggest asking the LL to explain how you're still liable to save time and money. They should be able to cite the agreement requiring you to continue payment.

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