Anderson, IN asked in Contracts for Indiana

Q: My LL, a church, is trying to end my lease early can they do this?

I have a lease which ends Nov. 2019. The church came to me a few weeks ago and informed me they need the home back for their new minister who is coming in. They want us to leave in 60 days. Can they make us leave? I don't mind moving if I can find a place that is suitable and will allow my dogs but can they force us out by their deadline if we haven't found a place? Are they responsible financially for helping us to move since they are the ones wanting to break the lease?

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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A: Without have read the written lease, it sounds like you are in a pretty good legal position to negotiate a deal that includes leaving the church property before November 2019. Perhaps you could agree to leave early in return for them buying you out of the remaining months? That wy you can used the buyout money to help you find another place.

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