In Alabama, a tenant who terminates a lease early may owe the rent for the entire lease term. However, the state has some exceptions regarding when a tenant can legally more out early:
No. According to Alabama law, a landlord must make every reasonable effort to find a new tenant for the rental until. This is called mitigating damages. It doesn’t matter why the first tenant broke the lease. This means the tenant who breaks the lease is only responsible for the month or months the apartment was vacant.
Yes. A tenant who breaks a rental agreement can offer the landlord a replacement tenant with good references and credit.
No. In Alabama, a landlord doesn’t have the right to make a renter leave after the lease expires. But the landlord can evict if the tenant doesn’t pay rent or violates another term in the agreement.
Yes. Consult a lawyer prior to talking to your landlord about terminating your lease early. The lawyer will advise you of the best ways to avoid financial problems.
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