A tenant who terminates a lease without legal excuse may have to pay the remaining rental payments due under the lease. Such a tenant may also be responsible for other items set out in the lease agreement, like property damage, cleaning, utilities, insurance, etc. However, the financial responsibility imposed on a tenant who terminates early may be reduced or offset by obligations that are imposed on the landlord by law or by the lease agreement itself. It’s wise for both the landlord and tenant to visit about early lease termination before it takes place in order to minimize the likelihood of any disagreements.
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