Can I legally get out of a lease) before it expires?

Asked on October 9, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Michigan


Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It depends upon what the lease says. Many written leases have a section regarding surrendering the lease premises. You may have to pay the landlord a fee or a penalty for surrendering or cancelling the lease before it expires. 

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