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    Default I Expressed Interest in Moving Out but Not Did Say I Was Cancelling the Lease

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Illinois

    1. I signed a contract for a year at a furnished apartment
    2. I move in and a few days later i find out there's a gigantic vomit stain and the bed frame is messed up.
    3. I text landlord saying this sucks, please fix asap.
    4. Landlord texts back I will fix this tomorrow morning
    5. The next day after work at 6pm I get back and the issue is not fixed. I have not received any update from landlord. I assume given initial carelessness, he forgot
    6. I text verbatim "No one came, i am not interested in staying past the end of the month, please start looking for other people"
    7. He says they're 7 hours late and will get there
    8. They fix the issue and I say thanks all good to him. (I assume since the issue is fixed its understood, that i was no longer interested in moving out )
    9. He never follows up, asks for clarification, or mentions anything about me saying i was interested in moving out.
    10. A week later he says he's found someone else for the end of the month and that I cancelled the lease not him.

    I don't know anything but I would think that I never said I was cancelling the contract and he never asked for clarification that he can't legally say I cancelled and sign someone else on. Especially since that interested was based on two issues that ended up being resolved. I never had means to cancel the contract in the first place, there was no early termination clause or anything.

    What should I do?

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    Default Re: I Expressed Interest in Moving Out but Not Did Say I Was Cancelling the Lease

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    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Illinois

    1. I signed a contract for a year at a furnished apartment
    2. I move in and a few days later i find out there's a gigantic vomit stain and the bed frame is messed up.
    3. I text landlord saying this sucks, please fix asap.
    4. Landlord texts back I will fix this tomorrow morning
    5. The next day after work at 6pm I get back and the issue is not fixed. I have not received any update from landlord. I assume given initial carelessness, he forgot
    6. I text verbatim "No one came, i am not interested in staying past the end of the month, please start looking for other people"
    7. He says they're 7 hours late and will get there
    8. They fix the issue and I say thanks all good to him. (I assume since the issue is fixed its understood, that i was no longer interested in moving out )
    9. He never follows up, asks for clarification, or mentions anything about me saying i was interested in moving out.
    10. A week later he says he's found someone else for the end of the month and that I cancelled the lease not him.

    I don't know anything but I would think that I never said I was cancelling the contract and he never asked for clarification that he can't legally say I cancelled and sign someone else on. Especially since that interested was based on two issues that ended up being resolved. I never had means to cancel the contract in the first place, there was no early termination clause or anything.

    What should I do?
    Tell him that since the issues were fixed, you are not moving out...OR, go ahead and move out because its likely that further problems will arise with this landlord.

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    Default Re: I Expressed Interest in Moving Out but Not Did Say I Was Cancelling the Lease

    Basically, "I'm moving out" = "I'm cancelling the lease."

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    Default Re: I Expressed Interest in Moving Out but Not Did Say I Was Cancelling the Lease

    And "please start looking for other people" pretty much does it.

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