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Attention Leasebreakers

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"Anyone thinking about moving out of your apartment before the lease is up? You may want to reconsider. A state Appeals court ruled over the summer that a landlord has no duty to mitigate damages in the case of a tenant breach. In other words, a landlord is not required to find a new tenant, and can sue for the rent due for the remainder of the lease. This may be what many tenants thought, anyway – but with an opinion issued in July, it’s official." [City Limits]