notice to terminate lease

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Country: United States of America
State: All States/Provinces

I am in a lease for a year. I have lived in this apt. complex for 6 months now. I am having to move 2 hrs away to help take care of my grandmother who recently had a heart attack. I am wanting to know if there are any laws that can help me get out of my lease without being liable for any fees. They say 60 day written notice and pay 2 full months rent up front. Is there anyway of getting out of this. They never gave me a copy of my lease and I wasn't originally approved for the apartment. My roommate was approved and was living there before I moved in. I just signed the lease as her roommate.

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Review your lease and see if it has any terms that may support you and in any case ask the landlord to work something out--many will do something for you in medical situations or other emergencies...if there are any problems you could try to point those out as reasons for leaving as well; finally most landlords actually will not sue for the amounts owing after a broken lease, though they may try to report it to your credit agency; you are only liable until they re-rent it in any case so if you can find someone to take it, that may also help...

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Country: United States of America
State: Minnesota

I was given a notice that i was kicked out of my place and i had 30 days to leave.I didnt pay for rent after he gave me the notice and about halfway through the 30 days he came to my place while i was at work and he changed the locks, boarded up the windows, put signs up in the windows saying "no tresspassing" and put our dogs in the pound. I tried asking very calmly to explain what was going on, and he started yelling and screaming, and when i asked him to calm down politly, he yelled "shutup" many times and hung up. I then asked to have an officer come over and he called the landlord to at least let us get some things until the next morning when the station was open. The next day we told an officer what happenend and the officer told our landlord to immediatly change everything back and get our dogs and pay for fees. We went to the place and he said he needed a witness and he said it would be his parents. When they got there his father was enraged and was telling us that we were not to go into the house and trying to ask us questions. I requested an officer to come and help calm him down. He eventually was asked to step to the side of the streets. The officer informed the landlord that he was defenitly in the wrong and he should know better as she provided him a Tenant Landlord Laws Booklet and signed him up for landlord classes. He then said "Well im sure that my lease is not up to par with the law" or something to that effect. I have a copy of the lease, the 30 day notice, and an example "no tresspassing" sign.

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Based on what you say here, you could probably file suit against him (or at least threaten to do so) in small claims court or in regular court; filing in small claims court is easier and requires no attorney...you could try to collect all of the costs and damages that you suffered due to his behavior... he has to evict you, and the police will escort you if you have any further problems...