Huntsville, AL asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Alabama

Q: I am purchasing a house and need to buy out of my lease. My buyout clause is very confusing.

In the last paragraph under a heading of Special Provisions it states: " your right to buy out (check one) is () is not (x) limited to a particular fact situation. If limited, buyout may be exercised if only the following facts (see below) occur and any described documents are provided to us. Any special provisions below will supersede any conflicting provision of this printed agreement. The special provisions are: (after this is a lined area for added text placed by the appartment complex. They have a provision for a percentage of unpaid months left on the lease to be paid.)"

This is the only area for written / typed text and there is no other particular fact situations listed in the contract. I am understanding that because I have checked (x) not limited portion that this special provision does not apply to me. Am I correct in this assumption?

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Instead of asking lawyers to advise you on important terms of a contract they have never seen, you should start by asking the landlord what happens when you want to leave early.

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