Originally Posted by CptnRn
Your post is really unclear as to what you mean by "small claims court as $3500 remaining in the lease." Sounds like something got left out. I can't imagine why a job loss would be treated any differently from a transfer. Your best bet is to try and negotiate getting out with your landlord/property manager. Expect to pay something in order to get out early. If you can't negotiate anything reasonable, talk to an attorney.
One of my relative's friends is a lawyer who mentioned that in pa it would go under small claims court since it is a matter of 5 months unpaid rent left 3500.
I got laid off in November (paid dec,jan,feb,march) asked them then if there was lease break clause (i had a case where i paid 3 months rent for another lease in another state before for lease break but it was in the lease)
Here they told me they didnt have that and the only clause they have is job transfer to end the lease and that too after 6 months only which has now happened.....Now the issue seems to be with treating job loss differently than job transfer (it specifically states transfer outside of 50 mile radius of the city) I have already moved well more than 50 miles away in Nov due to the loss and staying there since then looking for new opportunities...
I am going to request to speak only with the manager going forward all the time.....