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How a break-in affects your lease

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03/10/2015 | Author: Legal Staff

When I was at work, someone broke into the house I’m renting and stole my TV and computer. I don’t feel safe there anymore. Can I terminate my lease?

No. A break-in does not give you grounds for early termination of your lease.

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