Homer Glen, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: My new phy disability is making living in my apartment very difficult. Can I break my lease

My physical disability which keeps me in a wheelchair most of the time has been getting worse and it is very hard for me to live on my own. On top of that with COVID it has become unsafe to live in a building with hundreds of people because getting COVID can be very dangerous for me. Can I break my 12-month lease early because of my disability?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A landlord-tenant attorney would know this better than a personal injury or real estate attorney; you could repost in that section. But being surrounded by a dense concentration of people doesn't sound like grounds for breaking a lease. You could reach out to a landlord-tenant attorney to discuss before taking any steps. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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