Can I Break a Lease in Texas if I Get a New Job In Another City?
So you find a new job and have to move. But wait, you have a lease where you live. Can you break the lease because you found a new job that requires you to move to another city? I mean, a lease isn't going to be a reason to prevent someone taking on a new job, right? Well, actually there are some valid, legal reasons to break a lease. Is getting a new job one of them?
A NEW JOB IN ANOTHER CITY OR STATE IS NOT A VALID LEGAL REASON TO BREAK A LEASE IN TEXAS
There are many legal reasons that allow you to break a lease in Texas, but a new job is not one of them. What the heck? If you have a new job opportunity in another city or state, it is not a valid reason to break a lease in the State of Texas.
OTHER REASONS THAT ARE NOT VALID TO BREAK A LEASE
According to keyrenterhouston.com.....
A new job in another city is NOT a valid reason to break a lease. Also:
- Moving in with a partner is not an acceptable reason to break your lease.
- Buying a home you own does not count.
- Upgrading or downsizing are not legally acceptable reasons.
- Moving closer to your family is usually not an acceptable reason either.
SO WHAT ARE SOME VALID/LEGAL REASONS TO BREAK A LEASE?
According to keyrenterhouston.com....
- Domestic Violence
- Unit Is Uninhabitable
- Military Service
- Privacy Violation
THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ATTEMPT TO BREAK A LEASE EARLY
Many websites suggest you can work with the landlord on breaking a lease early. Many landlords will work with you if you attempt to pay a couple of months and/or if you attempt to find a new tenant for the apartment or lease home. Also, they advise seeing about early termination clauses that may have already been set up.
Breaking a lease for any reason is a serious matter. When done right, you can use many legal justifications to do it appropriately. However, if done wrong, you can face many legal consequences for ending your lease early.
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