Q: My tenants want to leave. I agreed to let them out of the lease but they refuse to leave in a timely fashion. What now?
24 month lease, 17 months to go, they want their full security deposit back. I agreed because I want them out and I want to move back in.
A: You have a coupe of options. One is to file an eviction action for unlawfully holding over. Another is to hold the tenants to the terms of the original lease agreement.
A: Do you have a written agreement to terminate the Lease? If not, the lease likely remains in place and they are bound by its terms. If you want them gone and you don't have a written agreement as to when they will vacate, you should plan to hold them to the strict terms of the lease and follow the proper eviction procedure. Make sure that you follow the procedure for a lease over a year.
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