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Lost our OT at work and cannot afford this rental, how do we get out of the lease or what help can we get? Rent is due in 2 days and we don't have it

Asked by Jennifer, Sat Sep 28, 2013

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Explain everything to your landlord, ASAP, first thing tomorrow. Do not wait till the rent is due. Offer your help to find a replacement tenant and, DO IT!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 28, 2013
Definitely speak to your landlord, offer to pay what you can right now, but do not just let it go and not pay the rent or not tell the landlord of your circumstances.

The last thing you want is an eviction in your personal history. It will prevent you from finding another rental easily if at all.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 29, 2013
Speak with your landlord right away. If you are handy maybe you could do some repairs and this will make up the difference you are not able to pay.
Flag Sun Sep 29, 2013
Talk to your landlord and see what you can work out. If it's an apartment complex, they may move you to a less expensive unit.

Good luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 28, 2013
To get out of the lease, you need your landlord's permission. Speak with him/her asap. Pay what you can and tell your landlord you cannot afford the apartment any longer. The sooner your landlord can find a new tenant, the better for you. You will be responsible for the rent until a new tenant comes along. If you do not pay your rent, you can be evicted for non payment. A landlord can file that eviction the day after your payment is due. And, although the courts in NJ really favor landlords, non-payment of rent is one of the easiest ways for a landlord to get an eviction order.
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