Getting out of 1 year apartment lease

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  1. derekhhh

    derekhhh 後輩

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    Hi there,

    I signed a lease agreement and was told that even if I break it, I have to keep paying rent for 1 year. Really strange. But they didn't tell me of some rules (it's a sharedhouse), like how I can't invite friends over for example. Now I'd like to move and they said I would still have to pay every month even if I'm not there. Does anyone have any information on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mike Cash

    Mike Cash 骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう

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    We haven't read your lease.

    Did you read it before you signed it?

    Have you consulted with your friend's shyster lawyer?
     
  3. OoTmaster

    OoTmaster 先輩

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    I got out of my lease early here in the US. And at least here if you've signed a lease you have to pay off the remaining months even if you won't be living there. I would expect if it's stated in your lease that you're going to have to pay for that time either way.
     
  4. I think that in most states in the US a landlord would have a duty to mitigate damages by trying to find another tenant. Also, there are landlord-tenant acts in most states that may limit a landlord's damages for breaking the lease.

    I have no idea whether Japan has landlord-tenant laws, but if not the lease agreement probably controls.
     

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