Breaking a Lease

It’s possible to break a lease without paying

Many renters worry about owing for the remaining months if they break a lease, but it’s not that simple. Before they can pursue you for money owed, your landlord must try to re-rent your unit at a fair price - and they must prove that they tried.

There are also alternatives you can discuss with your landlord, such as:

  • Offering to sublet your suite for the remainder of your lease term
  • Signing a mutual agreement to end tenancy.

Finally, you are allowed to break a lease if you are fleeing family violence or moving into a long term care facility.


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