West Helena, AR asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: How can I end my lease early?

My home has been broken into. Repairs aren't being done. My lease states landlord is responsible for repairs. I have in writing signed by landlord that repairs I told him about (In writing) would be done within a week of his reply. That was Nov 12, 2016. My car was broken into, vandalized & caught fire by the neighbor's son. A lot of Property has been stolen from me. I live in a trailer park. The trailer park maintenance worker has harrassed me. I'm pregnant. I don't want to fall, I just myself or get sick because repairs aren't being made. I need to have a safe healthy environment for me & my family. Also, my father lives with me. He is a disabled veteran.

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Brandon M Haubert
Brandon M Haubert
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  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: You need to take your lease to a lawyer for review. In Arkansas, generally in a party to a contract materially breaches the contract, then the other party is released from performing under the contract.

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