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How can I get out of my rental agreement?

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How can I get out of my rental agreement?
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How can I get out of my rental agreement?
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August 31, 2015
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You may want to move out before the end of your lease or when it's too late to give enough notice. In these situations, there are things you can do to avoid owing more rent:

  • get your landlord to agree to end your tenancy
  • find another tenant to take over your place (assign or sublet)
  • give notice if your landlord refuses to let you assign
  • get the Landlord and Tenant Board to end your tenancy

You also might be able to leave early if it is no longer possible to live there. For example:

  • there is a serious danger to your health or safety
  • your place is not fit to live in because your landlord won't do repairs
  • your landlord is harassing you

In these situations, you might want to file an application to ask the Landlord and Tenant Board to end your tenancy.

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