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Old 03-02-2015, 06:45 AM
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Hi all,

First time poster on city-data, but I have lurked here for several months gathering info on Atlanta neighborhoods, so thank you all for the valuable insights you have about the metropolitan area. To keep it brief, my fiancé and I are having a growing problem with our landlord and think we would like to break our lease.

Now the details: We live in a second floor apartment in the landlord's residence, and the landlord (an older type 1 diabetic) has had multiple episodes of hypoglycemia where we have found her down and had to call 911 for EMS assistance. According to EMS responders who are familiar with her and these episodes, prior tenants have gone through this too over the last several years. This is distressing to both of us and we feel that it really is not our responsibility to have to enter her part of the property and babysit her, and then lose sleep afterwards worrying about her (both of us are in graduate school and about to get married and losing more sleep than we already are losing isn't helping anyone). The lease term is until late July (was a one year lease), and I don't see any written information in its wording on penalties for tenants terminating/breaking the lease. We are OK paying part of the remaining rent and losing the security deposit, but really would prefer not having to pay the entire remaining rent if she asks us too.

Do any of you who frequent the forum here have any advice or thoughts on this situation, or know of a legal counsel around Emory/Decatur that would be helpful? We haven't talked to her yet, we thought it best to get our facts straight in legal terms before discussing with her. Thanks in advance for any advice you have!
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