Lake Charles, LA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: How can I get out of my lease?

I signed a one year lease under the notion that I was going to have custody of my niece and nephew and that I would have BAH to cover it. Now five months later due to lawyers fees and the fact that the army doesn't recognize a notarized custody agreement but wants one from the court that requires a lawyer that I can not afford, I have to give up my niece and nephew. I am currently four months pregnant but a single soldier so I do not collect BAH by myself and my command has refused to give me an exception to policy so I need to know my options for getting out of my lease since I am unable to afford it without BAH

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Robert Martin Louque Jr

Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Unless you informed your landlord of you reasons for getting the lease AND the landlord agreed that you could get out of the lease if it did not work (written in the lease) they you cannot get out of the lease without the landlord's consent. The only provisions I am aware of for military personnel when it comes to breaking a lease is 1) receiving PCS orders to move to another location, 2) orders to be deployed overseas, or 3) orders to live in on base housing.

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