Is it possible to break a lease after less than7 days due to excessive noise?

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Is it possible to break a lease after less than7 days due to excessive noise?

We recently moved into a new place. After the first night we realized it was not going to work due to an excess of street and other ambient noises staying constant through the night. We continued to try it out for a few more days before asking our real estate agent what we needed to due to break our 6 month lease. She wants almost 2,000,$ plus rent until the place is rented out again. Is there any kind of lemon law for rentals that may help with this?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Nevada

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the landlord is not causing the excessive noise nor his or her tenants, you unfortunately do not have a legal basis to end your lease for the premises unless the written lease clearly allows you to do so. As such, you need to carefully read your written lease in that it controls the obligations owed to you by the landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicting state law to see if there is a provision in it concerning excessive noise.

One option is for you to try and sublease the rental to a third person as a means of possibly minimizing your obligations to the landlord.

 


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