Anyone have any idea what would happen if I broke my lease at my apartment? I have signed a one year lease and now have an opportunity to move closer to work and with some better roommates. I have given my landlord my passport number but not a copy of my passport. Through talking to friends, I am under the assumption that there is nothing that will happen except the loss of my one months deposit.
I had asked at the time of signing what the eventualities would be had I decided to break the lease and my landlord said that it would be my responsibility to find someone to take over. I do not have the time nor the inclination to do this. Considering that she (landlord) told me some things about the place that were untrue, I don’t feel that I have any obligation, moral that is, to hold up my end of the verbal bargain. She mentioned how quiet the place and neighbourhood was and after moving in I had to deal with construction on the roof for two weeks followed by construction of a new apartment building outside my bedroom window that is still ongoing. Not a problem if I worked days, but I don’t and the construction goes on six days a week starting somewhere around 7am.
What is the best way out? Just do a midnight move before rent is due? Talk to her and explain my situation? Try to put off paying rent as long as I can and then leave?
Any and all advice welcome,