How to Deal with Breach of License Agreement by Landlord

Landlord Protection How to Deal with Breach of License Agreement by Landlord

How to Deal with Breach of License Agreement by Landlord

Although rare, there are instances when your  by evicting you illegally or entering your home forcefully. Such actions are always in violation of the renter's rights and are subject to legal action.

Any  provides you with the legal means to seek compensation for any damages incurred from the breach. This is because a lease is a legal contract between the landlord and the tenant. Therefore, both parties must comply with the obligations of the lease, which is enforceable through the courts.

This post provides you with the best steps to take in case of a breach of lease agreement by your landlord and how DoNotPay can help.

If you have felt that your landlord has breached their contract with you:

  1. Have a right to argue the case
  2. Deserve to make yourself whole again

What Are Grounds for Eviction?

Landlords have the right to evict tenants from their properties at any time, provided the eviction process complies with the lease agreements. Provided you have a signed lease agreement, your landlord cannot threaten to evict you or forcefully evict you from their property without notice.

This section explores a few examples where your landlord may have the grounds to evict you from their property:

  • Breach of lease
  • Property damage
  • Non-payment of rent
  • The lease has expired and the tenant has not moved out.
  • Doing illegal activities on the property

Any of the above actions may be grounds for eviction by your landlord.

Can a Tenant Get Out of a Lease Without a Penalty?

Just as a breach of lease agreement by your landlord might be justified in some instances, the same is true for tenants getting out of their lease without serious legal consequences. Below are some situations that may allow the tenant to breach their license without penalty:

Property Violates Habitability StandardsUsually, it is the landlord's responsibility to maintain the property and fix any broken appliances that need repairs. The property must be in a fit and habitable condition for tenants. Some of these obligations include:

  • Following Health and Safety Codes
  • Providing access to running water to all tenants at all times
  • Keeping common areas clean
  • Providing proper trash bins and trash disposal processes
  • Performing repairs when necessary
Landlord Harasses the Tenant or Violates Rules of EntryThe landlord must give you at least 24 hours' notice before he/she has the right to enter your unit. Additionally, the landlord must provide you with a legal reason/s for entering your apartment.

Often, the tenant will need a court order to prevent the landlord from accessing their rental space. If the landlord violates this court order and continues to access your home, then you can provide notice that you will terminate your lease.

Tenant Is Active-Duty MilitaryAll active-duty military personnel are protected under The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide their landlords with emergency notices for terminating their leases. This is because military personnel can suddenly change station orders, forcing them to relocate suddenly.
Victims of Active ViolenceTenants who have been victims of active violence may also terminate their lease agreements without consequence. Many states have protections for such victims in their landlord-tenant laws. Usually, the act of domestic violence must have occurred within the last three-six months.
The Apartment Is IllegalThe tenant may also terminate their lease when the apartment they are renting isn't a legal rental unit. While state laws may vary, tenants may be entitled to a portion of the rent they paid for the duration of the time they lived there.

Solve Your Breach of Lease Agreement by Landlord with the Help of DoNotPay

While your state's renter's rights protect you from illegal lease breaches by your landlord and provide you with the legal process to get your security deposit back, the process is usually quite lengthy and tedious.

Most times, you may not even get your security deposit back if you don't know the proper procedures to follow.

DoNotPay provides you with a faster, easier, and more successful way to file a complaint against your landlord and even sue them for your deposit if following up yourself isn't bearing any fruit. The DoNotPay app provides you with the perfect solution to protect yourself from an illegal breach of lease agreement from your landlord.

Simply follow these steps if you want to break a lease but don't know where to start:

  1. Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.


  2. Select which issue applies to you.


  3. Answer a simple set of questions so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.


  4. Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.


Why Use DoNotPay to Break Your Lease Agreement

The DoNotPay app is the perfect online platform to protect you from any legal action when breaking your lease agreement. Here are the top three reasons why you should use DoNotPay:

  • It is fast.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It is very successful.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

You can not only rely on the DoNotPay app to help you with your lease agreement processes but also depend on it to sort your other daily life issues, such as:

DoNotPay protects you from breach of lease agreement by your landlord and will guide you to ensure your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation if they are violated. You can trust the DoNotPay app to get the job done right the first time.

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