If your Tenant wants out of the one year signed lease agreement can the landlord keep the whole security deposit?

Asked by daw.robin, San Diego, CA Mon Jan 21, 2013

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Sinead McAll…, Agent, Oceanside, CA
Tue Jan 22, 2013
Hi Daw Robin,
It depends on your lease agreement.

Sinead McAllister
McAllister Homes Real Estate
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Cindy Davis, Agent, San Diego, CA
Mon Jan 21, 2013
It really all depends upon what your lease says!!! Good time to re-read it!
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Dan Tabit, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Mon Jan 21, 2013
Start with the lease, what does it say are the ramifications are for exiting ahead of schedule? Normally, the landlord is obligated to replace the tenant as quickly as possible, but the tenant remains obligated to pay the lease whether they live there or not.
Next, review the California Landlord Tenant Law. You can google this and see what options may be available to you in this situation.
Finally, if you are still not certain ask a lawyer.
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Neil Fjelles…, Other Pro, San Diego, CA
Mon Jan 21, 2013
May I suggest you visit RentSenseBlog.com to educate yourself on this issue and others that arise due to the ownership and/or operation of local rental properties. We provide Rent Sense as a published column in numerous publications along with this website as an ongoing service to independent rental owners and their renters. For more than four decades we have provided quality rental housing while specializing in the investment strategies and management practices that deliver results consistently and constanly. We currently operate rental properties in 69 zip codes throughout the region. Neil
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Richard Resl…, , San Diego, CA
Mon Jan 21, 2013
If it is written in your lease agreement, yes you can.
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