Q: What do I do if my tenant leaves and blocks me without paying 6 months on the lease?
I have signed a lease with an international tenant and have his passport number. The tenant just got a job offer at a big tech company and is moving. His company offered him a lump sum for his moving needs and lease disturbance. As by the lease (and from my understanding, Illinois law), if he decided to leave the full year lease, he would need to find another tenant to replace him. Unfortunately, he has not been able to find a tenant and is likely going to move later this month. I am very nervous he is just going to cut communication with me and will stop paying the lease. I am wondering what to do if he leaves. I will not have any contact information or his new address. I am wondering if I will be able to sue him for the remaining amount or unsure of what legal actions I can take.
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