Breach of contract
I recently broke a lease after giving my landlord more than 30 days verbal notice and thought everything was square. After reviewing the lease i thought i would not have to pay anything:
TERM 7. It is the intent of both parties that this lease is for a period of 12 months and that the last month’s rent will apply only to the last month of the lease period. Should this lease be breached by the Resident, both the last month’s rent and the indemnification/pet deposit shall be forfeited as liquidated damages and the Resident will owe rent through the last day of occupancy.
I have no problems forfeiting the deposit and i have payed through my last day of occupancy which was march 1st. He is now trying to get one more months rent and is still trying to make me pay for some damages to the property in which I know dont exceed the deposit. am i misinterpreting the lease? do i have to pay more money?
Re: Breach of contract
Your question has failed to make clear when, exactly, this lease is suppose to terminate under the original agreement, March or some other month?
If it’s some month beyond March, you would likely owe for whatever balance would be due up through that particular month plus any assessable damages, if you were to prematurely terminate the lease.
Michael E. Hendrickson
Attorney & Counsellor at Law
211 North Union Street Suite 100