If I signed a lease but it has not started yet and I have not taken occupancy, am I liable for a termination fee on top of foregoing my deposit?

Asked on July 19, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have signed a written lease for the rental that you no longer want, you are in contract and are contractually bound to the document's terms.

I suggest that you carefully read the written lease that you signed in that its terms and conditions control the obligations owed to you by the landlord and vice versa including any termination fees as well as your deposit.

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