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    Default Terminating A Lease Early, As A Renter

    I signed for a 12 month lease but will have to terminate the lease several months early as a result of finding a home that I want to purchase.

    Am I liable for the remaining 6 months on the lease even though I will move out and the contract didnít state specific repercussions for terminating the lease early?

    I will gladly forgo my deposit, but paying for rent whilst Iím not there is a whole other issue.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Terminating A Lease Early, As A Renter

    youwill be responsible for the full payment of the lease. In other words, you will still owe for the remaining 6 months.

    Youdid not include your state (which you were prompted to do when you started this thread) so looking up specific statutes is impossible.

    a LL is required to mitigate their damages (i.e. attempt to re-rent) but some states have stronger requirements than others in what constitutes "attempt to re-rent"

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    Default Re: Terminating A Lease Early, As A Renter

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    youwill be responsible for the full payment of the lease. In other words, you will still owe for the remaining 6 months.

    Youdid not include your state (which you were prompted to do when you started this thread) so looking up specific statutes is impossible.

    a LL is required to mitigate their damages (i.e. attempt to re-rent) but some states have stronger requirements than others in what constitutes "attempt to re-rent"
    Thanks. The state is North Carolina, by the way.

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