I have a tenet in Michigan that called yesterday to say she got accepted into senior housing. We are 3 months into a 12 month lease. What are my legal rights? Can I go after the remaining 9 months of rent for her breaching the lease?
You can't get blood out of a stone. Meaning it might not be worth trying to enforce the lease. I would just try to rent out with a new tenant. I hate going after people unless it is truly malicious.
@Derek Kroeger trying to enforce the lease will cost you a lot of money and unnecessary headaches, I would let them walk away as long as they're up to date on rent and leave the unit in good conditions.
It might be frustrating but with all the tenant protection laws out there (especially since Covid) it could be way worse.
I agree with the other two. For the future, I've heard of people adding a part to their lease about breaking it early, saying something where the tenant has to pay equivalent of 2 months rent to break it early.
@Derek Kroeger every place I have rented from states in the lease 2 months notice, and or 2 moths payment to break a lease. If you didn’t spell that out, you may just have to let it go. Hope it works out for you…
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