Peoria, IL asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: Is it possible to get out of a lease without legal repercussions?

My daughter is currently renting an apartment with my niece and my brother(my niece's dad) is a cosigner.

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Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: My firm has helped individuals and businesses get out of leases by corresponding with landlords to make this request. However, the possibility of breaking a lease depends on where you live and the landlord you are dealing with. For example, City of Chicago is a lot more difficult than the suburbs of Chicago. You should contact an attorney - who would likely charge a fee to offer advice/represent the renters/co-signers.

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