ContractsCounsel Logo

Legal Questions and Answers

Get free proposals from vetted lawyers in our marketplace.

No upfront payment required. Pay only if you hire.
Home Q&A Forum Ending a residential lease agreement early?


Residential Lease Agreement


Asked on Sep 10, 2023

Ending a residential lease agreement early?

I recently entered into a residential lease agreement for an apartment in my city. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I am now in need of terminating my lease early. I am looking for advice on the best way to proceed in order to ensure that I am not held liable for any costs or fees associated with ending the lease early.

1 Attorney answer




Answered 11 days ago


ContractsCounsel verified

Business Lawyer
Licensed in Florida
Free Consultation

It is entirely the landlords decision as to whether to allow you to terminate early. If only because you want to move to another location and there’s nothing wrong with the unit. There are some possibilities of a substitution of a tenant that perhaps the landlord would agree to. Or if fourth of a part of your deposit, assuming you made one… There are a variety of ways to approach this, but ultimately is the choice of the landlord.

Use of the ContractsCounsel Q&A Forum does not create an attorney-client relationship between User and any Lawyer User. The Forum is not a substitute for legal advice from a lawyer but is intended to be educational and to help the user determine if legal services are necessary. The Forum, Content, and communications on the Forum do not constitute legal advice.
Meet some lawyers on our platform

Melissa L.

4 projects on CC
View Profile

Brian R.

1 project on CC
View Profile

Zachary J.

191 projects on CC
View Profile

Connie C.

8 projects on CC
View Profile

Find lawyers and attorneys by city