Legal way to get out of lease?

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Country: United States of America
State: Virginia

I just got another job in the city of Virginia Beach. I live in Gloucester VA. I will have to travel 70 miles one way. Is there a legal loop hole that will get me out of my lease?

Answer

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...