Could she the the following (with minimal repercussions)? - Posted by SusanL.–FL
Posted by SusanL.–FL on February 08, 2000 at 14:32:48:
How 'bout if she goes ahead and signs a year lease? It will carry her through the school year. Then, if she does have to break her lease later and move to larger quarters, send the landlord a written notice saying: “circumstances beyond her control make it necessary to move…” blah, blah, blah). She can offer to find a sub-lettor (sp?) for the landlord for the remainder of her lease.
If worse comes to worse, she may also wind up forfeiting her security deposit (if she breaks her lease).
I doubt, though, that the landlord would chase her down in court for the difference owed on the rest of her lease. He probably has better things to do with his time.
I’ve had instances in the past when my project was over sooner than expected (and I was only able to give two-weeks written notice to the landlord). I wasn’t able to go the full term of my lease either. Once in awhile I lost my security deposit; most times I didn’t.
Instead of uprooting the children from school, I’d take the chance and sign a new lease. Give it a shot; what the heck!!
P.S. (Personally)…I’d rather let someone out of a lease rather than ‘hold them hostage’ and take the chance of them tearing the place up out of anger and frustration over their situation.