After signing a lease for an apartment, do I have a time frame where I can legally opt out before being commited to it?
I signed a lease on Monday afternoon and was told yesterday that I could not get out of it, even though it was less than 24 hrs later. I've been told the community is not safe and I want out of my lease. I was also told that I forfeited my deposit upon signing the lease.
Answered 7 years ago|
It sounds like you did your homework after you turned in the assignment. You may be out the deposit, here.
You might want to talk to a local attorney, since landlord-tenant law isn't exactly the same from one state to another (I don't practice in Utah). Depending on when the lease starts, the landlord might have time to find a new tenant for the same start date, in which case you'd only be liable if the rent was less than on your lease, in some states.
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