Greenfield, IN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: How do I break a lease on a tenant who signed a two year lease. I need it to end at the one year.

Was having a roof replaced on the home, needed to go inside with the contractor. Went inside and I was appalled, it was disgusting. And there was a dog that I told her she was not allowed, which is definately NOT trained. I had been in the home on several occasions and it had never been like that before.

If they stay for another year I'm afraid they will destroy it. I plan to move there myself one day!

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Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Greenwood, IN

A: You can seek to evict them for not taking care of the property. They likely have an obligation to do so either under your lease, or under I.C. 32-31-7-5. If they have failed to do so that could be grounds for eviction, and would allow you to terminate the lease early.

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