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    Default Can You Cancel a Lease if You Decide Not to Move In

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas
    I made a mistake I sing a lease contract but I didn't move in, the owner ("friend") told me if you don't want the house tell me before the contract start and I did but the guy and the real state company told me you can't do that you sing the contract and now you have to pay, I never receive the keys or move in and I told them to cancel before the contract start and offer a cancelation fee but they rejected an told me I have to pay two months and the deposit , the real state didn't check background btw.
    What can I do?


    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Can You Cancel a Lease if You Decide Not to Move In

    so, you signed what sounds like a legally binding contract. They offered to let you out of the contract for a fee apparently you feel is too much so, what does the contract say to an early termination and what, if any fees, are required

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    Default Re: Can You Cancel a Lease if You Decide Not to Move In



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    The contract is from http://ziplogix.com/ if that helps

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    Default Re: Can You Cancel a Lease if You Decide Not to Move In

    Looks like standard verbiage to me...

    ...and you're on the hook per the contract.
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    Default Re: Can You Cancel a Lease if You Decide Not to Move In

    What can I do then?

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    Default Re: Can You Cancel a Lease if You Decide Not to Move In

    you have a few options and you aren't likely to be happy with any of them


    1. accept their terms to terminate the lease.

    2. move in

    3. give notice to terminate the lease. Once you do that, paragraph 27 becomes active. Note 27(D). That means they will try to rent it to somebody else. Once they have secured a new tenant, your liability for rent ends. You would owe for the period up to that date.

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