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Should I still be paying rent?

I recently put in a vacate notice and moved out of my rental. In doing so I was told I would be responsible for rent until another tenant moved in. After a week of having the house on the market (for rental); I find out it is no longer available for rent through some research. When I call the property management office inquiring about the property I am told that the owner decided to take it off the market, but yet I am still paying rent. First off, no one let me know of this decision, and second doesn't my contract become void if that is what she decides to do? Or am I required to pay rent for 4 more months because of my conract???
  • July 15 2013 - Virginia Beach
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In most states, if you chose to vacate before the end of the lease you are responsible for rent either through the end of the lease or until the landlord finds a replacement tenant using reasonable diligence to find the replacement.   If the landlord has decided not to rent, it appears there is no "reasonable diligence".   I'd see if there is a hotline in your state to call for some advice, or have a quick consult with an attorney.

  • July 15 2013
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