Can I get out of my lease if I move?

Due to Fair Housing laws, you probably won’t be able to break your lease contract for the simple reason of moving. The best course of action if you are moving is to notify your leasing office right away. Many apartments in Gainesville have waiting lists, and this may be a way to find someone to take over your lease. Be aware that you may be required to pay a small fee to transfer to lease over to someone else. If the leasing office does not have a waiting lease or is not willing to help you find a new tenant, spread the word to families and friends and even post on billboards, the internet, and newspapers about the vacancy.

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