Some minimalists, like me, prefer to rent an apartment rather than own a house. Michelle of Fit is the New Poor is like that too. She and her husband enjoy the freedom that renting gives them. Her husband recently had a new job opportunity that would have them moving 1000 miles away from their current home, and just a couple of months after they had signed a new lease on a new apartment.
Michelle shares her lease breaking troubles: Downside of Renting: Our Reletting Nightmare
She tried to break her lease, but her landlord was giving her some pushback. She ended up volunteering to find new renters, and it was harder than she expected.
We had to break our lease recently, and it was quite simple, albeit a tad expensive. These things may vary a bit from location to location and among different landlords. Most times, the lease break details should be included when you sign the lease.
In any case, even with the trouble, I bet it was a thousand times easier than trying to sell a house.
Have you ever had to break a lease? Did you have any trouble? Share your stories in the comments below.