My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Illinois.
Hi everybody. I have a question and hope to get some help - any help would be really appreciated - I am from another country and lived in US only for 3 years - so, I don't know all the laws for the US. I just recently signed one year lease. I didn't plan to move out or something, but, it turned out my mother became seriously ill (she just recently had a minor stroke and constantly having high blood pressure condition, terrible headaches and difficulties in walking/moving) - she need help. We thought for some time and decided we have to leave US and go to our home country and help her - who knows how much time left for her and me together. In any case, we will have about 6-7 months left on our lease. We communicated to the landlord and told her about our situation but she doesn't want to hear anything about our difficulties and just told us we will have to pay for the rest of our lease - doesn't matter if we have a decent reason to leave the US or not. I know she will stick to her decision, but I have no ability to pay after I leave - or before - we lived from paycheck to paycheck. Could anybody give me any advice if there is an opportunity in this case to avoid paying those remaining 7 months? Any advice of handling the situation would be really appreciated.