Saint Paul, MN asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota

Q: I had some financial trouble and wan unable to pay rent. I was given a notice of intent to evict if I did not pay.

I was unable to pay so I left within the 3 day window the notice gave, can I be held liable for the remainder of my lease?

1 Lawyer Answer
Nicholas Nelson
Nicholas Nelson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Wahpeton, ND
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: Generally, after materially breaking the lease agreement, the tenant is responsible for the remainder of the lease per the terms of the agreement. However, a landlord generally has a duty to mitigate the damages to the tenant by making reasonable efforts to lease the property to another tenant. This is general legal information and should not be relied upon. An attorney must first meet with a potential client to determine all relevant facts before providing adequate legal advice. Good luck!

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