Handling a Lease during a Sudden Relocation
1. SUFFERING A SUDDEN RELOCATION
There are always unfortunate situations in the business side of our lives. One of them is when you need to suddenly move out of a property before the time for which you paid has run out. Leaving a property earlier than what was agreed upon is not pleasant for the landlord and it will definitely be unpleasant for you as well because the process of fixing the situation with an uncompleted lease while relocating suddenly to a new place is quite a stressful experience. In most of the cases you will suffer some heavy financial losses because most contracts force you to pay for the time you agreed to stay regardless if you are occupying the particular property or not. Regardless of this difficult and in most cases devastating situation, there are ways in which you can help yourself if you are being obliged by a contract to pay a lease for a property which you are forced to leave. The following are some tips on how to handle this misunderstanding.
2. TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR CONTRACT
You have to carefully go through every line in the contract to make sure there is no other way for you to leave the property without having to pay for the full lease. Some agreements could give you a chance to do so. Some agreements require the person who rents the property to pay monthly and to give a several months or week notice that you will be leaving the property. Then you will be allowed to cancel your contract. It is a good idea if you call a lawyer and ask him for advice. He will investigate the matter and he will tell you what your options are.
3. COMMUNICATE WITH THE LANDLORD
There is always a chance for you and the landlord to ignore the contract but in order for you to achieve that you need to be a very good friend of the landlord. Basically, what the landlord wants is to receive his money and perhaps if you are lucky enough to find a person who can replace you after you abandon the property and if you are on good terms with the landlord an exception for you could be made.
4. SUPPORT THE LANDLORD
Regardless if you are bound with a contract to the place nobody can stop you from leaving unless the landlord files a lawsuit but you have to be dealing with an extremely angry landlord in order to find yourself in such a horrible situation. If the contract forbids you to leave without paying for the remainder of your lease you should do three things which might convince the landlord to let you leave without any financial obligations. First, you must find yourself a person to replace you. Second, you must stay in the property for as long as possible. The more money the landlord receives from you, the more relaxed he will be. And third, which is of course, not an option for everyone-simply make the payment for the rest of the lease. It might seem like an unnecessary expense but it will be the right and moral thing to do and after all if you can afford it why not just do it?
Being unfaithful to the contract you signed with the landlord is not an appalling crime. Remember, you can always strike a deal if you are a good tenant and if you prove to be one and if circumstances force you to do so, it won't be a problem for you to do the sudden relocation and leave the property.