I signed a one year rental lease, if I move in 6 months, will I have to pay the full amount? 7 Answers as of June 25, 2013

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Durham Jones & Pinegar | Erven Nelson
The Landlord has a duty to mitigate, or minimize, its damages by attempting to get a replacement tenant. If it can't get a tenant, or if it gets a tenant who pays less than you pay, you would be liable for the difference. If you have decided to move out, give the Landlord as much notice as possible and keep a copy of the letter.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 6/25/2013
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S.
Harper Law Offices, Inc. P.S. | Joseph T. G. Harper
You may. However, you should review your lease with an attorney to determine what exactly you may be liable for. Some leases have early termination fees. Others do not. You could be liable for the remaining 6 months. Bear in mind, however, that under Washington law, a landlord has a duty to mitigate damages, which means the landlord must try to re-let the premises, and if this can be done before the 6 months run out, you might only be liable for a couple months instead of the full 6 months.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/24/2013
Victor Varga | Victor Varga
The landlord has a duty to mitigate, so they must try to find a replacement renter. You are responsible until they do.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 6/24/2013
Stuart P Gelberg
Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
Yes unless you make a deal with your landlord
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/24/2013
Law Office of Lisa Hurtado McDonnell | Lisa Hurtado McDonnell
Landlord has a duty to mitigate (re rent the property) so you would be responsible until it get re-rented.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 6/24/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Would have to review the lease. You can try to cut a deal with the landlord or perhaps sub- lease.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/24/2013
    The Krone Law Firm, LLC | Norman B. Krone
    Unless there is a provision that provides for early termination, you will remain liable for all of your obligations for the full Term of the Lease.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 6/24/2013
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