Can I opt out of my lease if the apartment complex caught on fire? 7 Answers as of July 03, 2013Last week my apartment burned to the ground. My lease is through December, and the apartment complex just moved me into another unit without me signing anything, or asking if I even wanted to stay. Do I have any rights in my lease? Can I opt-out since the other unit is gone?
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
You have to read your lease and see what it says about destruction of the unit. You may or may not be able to walk away or may only be able to walk away after giving written notice or subject to other conditions. There may also be time limits so look into it right away.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink | Steven Alan Fink
It depends what your lease says. Apartment complex acted promptly to mitigate damages. Your lease will be up in 4 months anyway. You can tell apartment you do not like new unit and want to be let out of lease. Worst they can say is no.
Answer Applies to: California