Ifsomeone isput in a nursing home aretheyresponsible for their apartment lease?

Asked on December 8, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Massachusetts


Paula McGill / Paula J. McGill, Attorney at Law

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Normally, yes, unless the lease says otherwise.  In most leases, there is an early termination clause. In that clause, a person is required to give x days notice and pay 1-3 months termination fee.  Check with the lease to determine the person's obligations.  Otherwise, if she/he simply walks away from the lease, a suit might be initiated by the landlord.    

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