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How I managed to successfully break my leasing contract, three months early due of finding a new job.

However this was going to change when I was offered my perfect job, on the other side of town it was inevitable I had to move and more essentially break my lease.

There are many pitfalls when breaking a lease, however with help from, I managed to break my lease successfully.

The first time I settled in New Yotk City, I leased an apartment in Lower Manhattan virtually next door to my office. I was grateful that I didn’t have far to commute, and my apartment was in a safe neighbourhood. After working at my job for over a year I started to browse for new jobs, however I was unsuccessful so agreed to continue my lease.

Just before the holidays in winter last year I was called up by a New York company I had applied to and they wanted me to visit to talk about an vacancy, after two interviews, I got the job and was overjoyed! However there were some drawbacks, my new offices were Upper East Side the other side of the city and ideally I needed to move.

After looking at apartments in that part of the city, I had my heart set on relocating to the Upper East Side. The area was perfect, my friends lived there and it was a good neighbourhood with plenty to do. I found my dream apartment that was right next to Central Park, however I soon realised that I couldn’t move into or even put a deposit down on a new apartment without breaking my current lease, but how to do this I didn’t know where to begin.

I searched the internet endlessly for solutions, instead I found negative descriptions and accounts of bad experiences by others that had broken their leasing contract. I started to research the rights available to me, it is important to understand the rights of tenants when breaking a lease, as you know what you are or not entitled to. I organized a meeting with my landlord to discuss matters further.

Because I was a good tenant with up to date payments, pleasant to deal with and apartment kept clean, my landlord agreed to release my from my lease six months early. It paid off to research my rights as it made me aware of what I was entitled to and how I could make the process quicker and easier. I helped my landlord find a new tenant and paid my rent fully until then and within two months I had moved into my new apartment.

Lease relief can be difficult and occasionally a landlord can even refuse to break the contract. My best advice is to be a good tenant and to investigate and be aware of your rights.

Breaking a lease – Writing has always been my passion and I have been quick to learn a range of writing techniques. I am highly skilled at all aspects of technical writing as well as crafting creative content. I have gained experience writing for pleasure prior to my current position.