Saint Louis, MO asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri

Q: We want to terminate the lease early, our lease states it can be done. Landlord says we have to finish the term

"Re-Rental Charge: if tenant moves before the end of the term, for any reason, a re-rental fee, the sum of one and a one-half (1.5) months rent, shall be due immediatly at time of the final move out inspection to cover expenses of landlord and manager in obtainig a new tenant."

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The terms of the lease control what you can do, not what the landlord says. If that clause is in your lease you can terminate the lease early if you pay the penalty.

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