My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: New York
As a landlord, I just signed a year lease with a tenant where the start date is still in the future. I am currently occupying the rental residence. I have since found out that that the house I was going to move into will not be available. Is it possible for me to break the lease prior to it beginning?
The lease states it is for a term of year and will renew automatically unless terminated in writing. In another clause, it states that "All parties agree that termination of this Agreement prior to the termination date will constitute breach of the tenancy and all Securioty Deposits and one month's rent shall be forfeited to the Landlord as liquidated damages plus you will be charged the cost of restoring the property to rental condition plus advertising and rent loss incurred until the new resident moves in. Your liability for rent loss is limited to thirty (30) days after restoration is complete."
It does not state anything for when the landlord terminates early though. I believe that a lease cannot be terminated early unilaterally, however, this lease is very one sided, pro landlord. I am wondering why it doesn't provide for landlord terminating early?