My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Indiana
I signed a lease in March 2008 for a 4 bed/2 bath apartment with 3 other friends. At the same time, I was applying to transfer to another university in Illinois. I received notification of my admission in May 2008. The landlord called me and she said that I had to look for a subleaser or else I would have to pay rent even if I'm not living there for the 2008-2009 school year. The off campus apartment does not belong to Purdue University.
Under the Deposit section, it says: It is hereby agreed that if the Lessee shall fail to take possession of the premises or shall repudiate the Lease before the beginning of the term, the Lessor shall keep the deposit as liquidated damages for such breach.
Under the Default section: Upon failure to pay any part of the rent when due of if Lessee shall violate any other term, condition or covenant of this lease, or if Lessee shall fail to promptly take possession of or shall abandon the premises, Lessor shall have the right to re-enter and repossess the premises, to remove all persons therefrom and to remove and/or sell property therefrom, and in such event, all rights of the Lessee shall terminate but the Lessee shall remain liable for the rent herein specified during the remaining term of this Lease, plus Lessor's cost of repossessing and reletting the premises. Lessee hereby waives notice of any failure or default in any demand by Lessor for possession of the premises. In the event Lessor shall repossess the premises, Lessor shall not be required to accept any tenant for the premises offered by the Lessee. Failure on the part of Lessor to reenter or repossess the exercise of any such rights during the continuance of such default or upon any subsequent default. If Lessee shall violate or breach any termor condition of this Lease, then Lessee shall pay all costs and expenses, including attorney's fee's incurred by Lessor, in connection with its exercising any rights or remedies it may have under this Lease because of such violation or breach.
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!