Isn't there something that I can do to break my lease agreement?

I mean, ever since I've started renting an apt under the management of Sunshine Corp., I've had 3 burglaries and a vehicle stolen. I have 4 police reports regarding each incident as well as a notarized letter that I wrote explaining why I need to vacate the premises. Still, they won't let me move to another property; neither will they allow me to break the lease. What should I do because I no longer feel secure living there? Any advice would be of great assistance.

Asked By: Uno - 7/25/2007
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How much does it cost you to break the lease ?? Somewhere in the contract there is a fine print where it states you have to pay this amount of fee to break the lease ... If you really have to break the lease cuz of all the burglaries and your car being stolen (use the club for now on) ... I would for my safety ... How... More
Answered By: Little J - 7/25/2007
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read through you're lease to see what it says about breaking your lease. When you signed the lease you signed a legal binding agrement and most places won't let you break that unless it's a reason like leaving for miltary purposes, or other things that really aren't in your controll. there should be a section in there... More
Answered By: smile182 - 7/25/2007
Sorry to say, a lease is a contract. If a contract is broken, you'll have to pay for it. It's not the Sunshine Corp's fault that you keep having these burglaries, it's the area you're living in. Talk to the manager and try to work out a deal, but it will cost you.
Answered By: James Dean - 7/25/2007
There should be something in your lease about what you need to do to break the lease (a monatary figure), if there is not one you are stuck. The police department is in charge of crime, not landlords. The crime existed before you moved in, and most likely the rent is cheap because of it. This is not a legal reason... More
Answered By: Landlord - 7/25/2007
One thing you might try if they disregard your attempts for added security would be to pay your rent into escrow. You should get more legal advice on how to do that (you know, all the ins and outs of it... More
Answered By: Craig D - 7/25/2007
You do have rights. I would suggest you contact a tenant rights organization in your state. It sounds like you have probably cause to vacate the propety you live in. Safety being the number on issue. try googling tenant rights and the state you live in and contact the appropriate organization
Answered By: Deme21 - 7/25/2007
they best way out of a lease without having to pay is either....A. say your relocating for your job (you usally have to provide a adress 50+miles away) or B. check the local sex offenders list and if there are any in your complex go to management and say you dont feel comfotable.
Answered By: aboryszuk - 7/25/2007
Often times there are out clauses for job transfers or new job offers, you will have to supply documentation most of the time. Then if the transfer falls through after your out of the lease not your problem. It's a lot of trouble to get out of a lease, but it can work.
Answered By: surfbum68m - 7/25/2007
I hate that you had to endure such horrendous acts and still must remain in the complex. Personally, I think that you should be able to breech the agreement given the incidents alone. Being that you may not break the lease w/o going through a whole lot mumbo jumbo, I think it would be wise for you to beef up security... More
Answered By: Leo - 7/25/2007
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