Breaking a Lease
We moved to another State and leased a home over the internet.
The pictures were beautiful and the real estate property manager gave us a week of free rent, and made it sound like they were doing us a real favor.
When I arrived to my new rental home, the condition of the house was grotesque!
The house was filthy,
there are ants and mice,
the stove doesn't work,
there are two broken windows,
and the stairs are loose and unsafe!
There was trash everywhere; in the house, in the yard, in the garage, its horrible!
I already paid the deposit and first months rent in advance.
I realize now, trying to rent a home without looking at it first "in person" is a big mistake. But we have 2 small children and we couldn't handle the move without having a place to stay. Anyway...
I've called the property manager everyday since we moved in and they will not call me back!
We've already found another place to rent nearby that's clean, everything works, there's no mice, and is safer for my children.
I want to do this right! If I break my lease will I get my deposit back? Would I owe for the whole years lease? How can I break the lease if the property manager won't call me back?
I would appreciate any suggestions you can offer.