If the home I am renting is not registered as a rental, would there be any legal disadvantages to breaking the lease early?

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If the home I am renting is not registered as a rental, would there be any legal disadvantages to breaking the lease early?

Asked on November 24, 2012 under Real Estate Law, West Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Not all municipalities require that the owner of a rental unit register it as such. Accordingly, I suggest that you consult with the local landlord tenant clinic in your community to ascertain if the landlord was required to register the unit as a rental and if he or she was required and did not, what your legal options are.


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