Jacksonville, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: If my landlord terminate my lease does it affect your credit

If my Landlord terminates my lease because of a lease violation ( though I do have proof that the accusation is false) will it hurt my credit? At this point I’m sick of my landlord and their management company and I want to get out.

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Carolina Nunez
Carolina Nunez
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It depends on the terms of the lease and the circumstances surrounding as to why you may want to terminate. Most standardized leases have an option that they can collect and attempt to recover damages as a result of the breach of the lease contract. However, it is possible that there are defenses for a tenant that has a justifiable reason for terminating the lease.

It is important to try to work something out with the landlord if this is a major concern -- but the best option is to consult with an attorney.

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