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When Can You Legally Break Your Lease Early?

Yikes! You’ve found yourself in a situation where you are really steamed at your landlord. Not only is the guy a real jerk, but he’s not fixing things and the apartment isn’t quite as you believed it would be. However, just because a landlord is obnoxious or not doing things the way you think they should be done, doesn’t mean you have the right to break your lease. So, in what circumstances can you break a lease? The law varies by state, but here are a few that generally apply to most cases:...