Most private land lords will make arrangements with you, as long as you communicate your needs.
Things might be different if you are renting where a national company manages the property. Even so, make sure to carefully read through your lease agreement before approaching management and make it a point to politely disuss your needs and theirs - communication is a 2-way street. In most cases, the situation can be resolved.
Good luck house hunting!
I’m a landlord and a Realtor. I normally would allow tenant to get out of there lease, if they are buying a home. I feel that, if tenant is trying to better themselves, then I should not stand in there way. Keep in mind tenant must be current on rent. Security deposit will be returned in full, except for the normal fees that are in the original contract. Some landlords will keep the deposit because of lose of income, due to breaking the lease. If you are a good tenant and have not caused any problems for landlord. You should be released from your lease. Don’t forget to submit 30 day notice in writing by certified letter.
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when does you lease expires?
Are you pre approved? Have you think about a Firts Time home buyer class approved by HUD?
Are you aware of Short Sale and foreclosure properties in your area?
Before you think in breaking your lease, intervew a Mortgage Consultant to verify that you area good candidate to buy a home. Also, financing migth, or will, need a downpayment.
Are you ready to buy? if yes, contact your landlord and explain the situation. Legally the lease has to be paid in full. Talk, talk and talk.
Best and Buy!