Using The Pandemic To Get Out Of Your Lease

How can you get out of a lease? Generally speaking, there are a limited number of ways a tenant can get out of their lease without penalty. One of these ways is a “force majeure” or an act of God. This refers to any extraordinary circumstance, which is out of the control of the parties, such as a riot, war, earthquake or flood. In practise, this will generally suspend the agreement for the duration of the force majeure. These “acts of God” are usually clearly defined in your lease agreement, as well as each party’s respective obligations during that event. ...
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January 28, 2022