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Old 01-22-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Is anyone here from KY that knows about the laws in this state? Basically what I am dealing with is for many different circumstances my husband and I broke our lease with our landlord and bought a house. We gave the 30 day notice and even though there was nothing in the lease about what was due if we broke our lease we tried to negotiate with them about the remaining rent and they wouldn't have it. So we ended up paying the remaining 6 months which would have carried our lease through until Jan 10, 2010. We just recently found out this rental house has been re-rented since November. Which means this landlord has been collecting double the rent for 2 months. I do not know where to search for the laws but am wondering if this is legal and if anyone knows where to find the laws so I can reference them when I write a letter to get my 2 months rent back.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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As far as I know is it NOT allowed in any State to collect twice and you should go to small claims court...
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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That is what I keep reading, do you know if it is referenced some where as being illegal so I can reference in a letter to them. I want to try and see if they will be reasonable before I take them to court.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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If you paid for the remainder of your lease, through January, then that apartment was legally yours and your landlord had no right to rent it without refunding your rent. Small claims court. It is not even a matter of landlord/tenant law, it is a matter of equity. Give the landlord a minute or two to agree to return your rent for those months, and if he does not, tell him that you will be initiating a small claims court lawsuit. And do it. What he did is not only unethical, it is illegal.

Kentucky Revised Statutes
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:13 AM
 
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Just signed a year lease in August . Now landlord wants to void it and do month to month. What can I do or expect? Not easy to find a place on a short notice with 3 kids!!!
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Just signed a year lease in August . Now landlord wants to void it and do month to month. What can I do or expect? Not easy to find a place on a short notice with 3 kids!!!
A lease is a contract and cannot be changed in any way except with the express and written agreement of both parties. So the answer to your question is no. What your landlord wants is one thing but, unless you agree to it, he's legally bound to fulfill its terms - as are you. You'll find your state landlord tenant laws linked in the first "sticky" on this forum and it would probably be a good idea if you read them so you're fully aware of what's expected of both parties. Good luck!
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Just signed a year lease in August . Now landlord wants to void it and do month to month. What can I do or expect? Not easy to find a place on a short notice with 3 kids!!!
You simply ask the landlord where in the contract it says the lease can be changed at the LL's will? One of my friends had the same experience and I gave her the same advise and the LL never said another word about it.....
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