Santa Monica, CA asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for California

Q: Is there any possible way to break my lease?

I am a tenant and my two other housemates all of a sudden told me they will not be living with me. I am unable to pay the full amount of rent and have been looking for other people to take over but cannot find anyone. I would like to break the lease.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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A: Did they also sign the lease? If no, you can try to negotiate with the landlord.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

A: Read the lease and it should say different options for tenants to terminate the lease. Also, talk to the landlord and explain the situation.

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