Is there any way to get out of my leaseif I don’t feel safe anymore?

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Is there any way to get out of my leaseif I don’t feel safe anymore?

Last week my husband went on a mission trip and while he was gone I stayed with my mom so she could help me with my son. My husband told the office and security. I came home a couple days before my husband was coming home and found that someone with a key got into my apartment and stole our tv. Meaning someone in that office got a key and came into our apartment. Is there any way to get out of the lease since I don’t feel safe there anymore? And since someone in that office did it, I feel it is there responsibility.

Asked on March 7, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I see why you would be concerned that someone seemingly got access to your unit via a key to the door. With that being said, hopefully you made a police report of the incident as well as made a report to the property manager. I would also request that the property manager immediately change the locks to your rental.

Unfortunately, from what you have written, the law does not allow you to get our of the lease that you are in if you no longer feel safe with respect to the rental that you have.


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