Breaking a lease means that a tenant wants to leave their unit before their tenancy agreement is over. An example would be: a tenant who signed a one year lease might want to move out after eight months. A tenant and landlord can agree to break a lease. It is best if this agreement is in writing and signed by the landlord and the tenant. If the landlord is not willing to break the lease, the tenant can assign the unit to a new tenant with the landlord’s consent. For process and information, please refer to the Ontario Landlord & Tenant Board.
Can a tenant break a lease?
Amit Kalia2019-07-26T18:11:49-04:00July 26th, 2019|
About the Author: Amit Kalia
Amit is a full time local REALTOR® with RE/MAX Real Estate Brokerage Inc. in Mississauga. RE/MAX is Canada's #1 real estate company. Team Kalia serves property sellers, first time buyers, investors, landlords and newcomers in Mississauga and the GTA. Team Kalia offers a 30 Days Sold Guarantee to Sellers. They also provide tenant finding services to their landlord clients.