Can you end a lease due to a medical condition?

My son was attending school and suffered a head injury and seizures. He had to move home and I need to care for him. Is he still liable on his lease agreement?

Asked on June 6, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, he may be. What you need to do first is to get a copy of his lease agreement and read it.  Then you need to decide your options: asking the landlod to break the lease (in writing of course) due to the situation. See if you can sublet or re rent legally.  Is he incompetant?  That may be a concern and an issue.  I would seek help from an attorney as soon as you can.  Good luck.


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