how long does a broken lease stay on your record
If you’re in the unfortunate position of being in a rental property, you may need to have a longer lease to get a refund.
You might think youve just been told to give the landlord another chance, but that wasn’t the case when I was looking for a landlord in the first place.
After I moved in I was told I had a one year lease until June 30th. Thats three months before I lost all my credit cards and was in arrears on my rent. A month and a half after moving in a tenant from another landlord came and picked up my rent the day before my lease ended. This landlord, while he was nice about it, took a chunk of my deposit as a kickback. After three months I was told I had to give him another chance.
That’s what happens when you sign a lease with a landlord. When you sign the lease your landlord is legally obligated to continue to live there for as long as your lease is in effect. The fact that you are a tenant only makes your landlord more responsible.
That said, I am not a lawyer and I am not sure what this lease says. However, it does seem pretty unambiguous that the landlord is asking for a payment in full before the lease goes into effect.
How long is the lease on your record? When you sign a lease you are not legally obligated to pay the rent for the lease period. However, the landlord is legally obligated to continue to live in the apartment and pay rent. The issue here is that the lease says you will have the apartment for the full 10 years. Now, this is a strange one. Most people don’t rent a house for 10 years.
Of course if the lease says you can stay for 5 years, you don’t have to pay the rent. You can leave if you have to (and the landlord won’t be mad if you don’t), but 5 years is a pretty long time to be holding on to your lease.
So if your lease says you can hold on to it for 10 years, you can hold on to it for 10 years, and then you can cancel it right there. For example, if the lease says you can stay for 5 years, you wouldnt make a big deal of cancelling it.
If you have a lease that says you can pay rent if you leave or if you don’t want to stay for a year, then you can pay the rent. The landlord will be mad if you dont, but you shouldnt be mad at the landlord.
In some states, a lease that says you can stay for a year after you leave the lease is void. However, in my state in particular, it is not void, unless you leave after you leave the lease. However, if you leave before you leave the lease, you should not be mad at the landlord.