In most countries, tenants can claim a “constructive evacuation”. This essentially means that a landlord`s inability to maintain their rental unit in a livable state was so monstrous that a tenant was forced to move. If a court finds that a constructive evacuation has taken place, the lease is terminated. For example, if the lease asks you to terminate a 30-day written notice, it`s not enough to call your landlord to tell them that you`ve lost your job and left your job. The landlord could reasonably say that you did not terminate the lease properly and therefore you still owe the rent. You also have the right to move before the end of the rental period if your landlord does not take any action after submitting a repair problem. There is another type of lease, which is called a periodic lease that is sometimes called a monthly lease. This lease agreement does not have a definitive end date; it continues until the landlord or tenant indicates the evacuation of the property. State law determines the amount of notification you must give. The notice period is usually 30 or 60 days and, as long as you give the right notice, the rental agreement expires at the end of the notice period. You don`t need a reason to get resigned and you don`t have to pay a fine. A lease is a binding contract – and like all contracts, it doesn`t have to be easy to break. But Florida, in particular, is stricter than many other states when it comes to terminating a lease.
This means that negotiations with a landlord are often the best way to try to end a lease prematurely (at least in Sunshine State). When the landlord cuts off their sources of electricity and water, Florida laws allow the tenant to no longer fulfill their obligations under the lease.. . . .