Oregon City, OR asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Hello, I recently renewed my rental lease for my apartment and im planning on terminating it early.

So, I recently renewed my lease and the current lease agreement states that the fee in the amount of $0(1.5 times the stated monthly rent if left blank) if I terminate my lease early.

but on my initial lease agreement. the lease agreement on this section was left blank instead of putting $0 in it. does this mean I don't have to pay 1.5 times the stated monthly rent if i terminate my lease?

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Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Your current lease preempts your first lease and without seeing the lease agreement, it is hard to answer your question. But based on the current facts you have stated your current lease, which controls, you would have to pay 1.5 times the stated monthly rent if you terminate the lease early. Please note that most lease agreements include additional terms for early terminate of the lease. If you have not contacted a local landlord tenant attorney you should do so, so they can review your lease agreement.

Good luck.

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