Mutual Termination of Lease Tenancy

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This Mutual Termination of Lease Tenancy is used when both parties agree to release each other from the lease agreement before the actual ending date.

Document Last Modified: 3/27/2023

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Residential tenancy: victims of human trafficking and elder or dependent adult abuse.
The tenant must notify the landlord that he or she or a household member is a victim of human trafficking and the tenant intends to terminate the tenancy, as specified.

Tenant must attach to the notice to terminate a tenancy documentation that includes specified statements by the tenant and by a health practitioner, a domestic violence counselor, a sexual assault counselor, or a human trafficking caseworker to indicate that the tenant is seeking assistance for physical or mental injuries or abuse resulting from an act of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, or abuse of an elder or dependent adult.

The landlord may not force a tenant in these circumstances to remain binding to a lease or rental arrangement as long as that tenant follows the procedures prescribed by law.

IMPORTANT: The landlord may not disclose information provided by a tenant under these circumstances to a 3rd party unless the disclosure is consented to in writing or is required by law or order of the court.

Lease agreements are binding agreements which hold both the landlord and tenant accountable for the terms and conditions written in the agreement. There are times however, when those terms may need to be altered or altogether vacated with both parties consent. For instance, when landlords encounter a mutual agreement to terminate early, such an agreement requires unique and careful documentation and handling. This special circumstance requires ezLandlordForms’s Mutual Termination of Lease Tenancy form.

The Mutual Termination of Lease Tenancy form will allow for the delicate handling of such a situation where both the landlord and tenant each release the other from the lease commitment. Typically, in these special situations, there is an early termination fee associated.

This addendum creates an agreement between the landlord and tenant to be released from the obligations of the lease at an earlier date than specified within the original agreement. When creating this form the Document Builder Wizard will ask for some additional information like the lease signing date, early termination date, early termination fee, and the day the fee is due. This form is for a tenant who agrees to be released early from the lease agreement. If a landlord decides to use this form, it becomes an addendum to the original lease; changing the terms of the ending date. The landlord should give this to the tenant after he/she has come to amicable terms regarding a release from the obligations of the lease agreement at an earlier date than originally specified.

Reminder: Print and sign two copies of this Agreement, one for the landlord and the tenant. Additionally, be sure to obtain a copy signed by the tenant. This should be attached and kept with the original lease agreement.

Note: This Mutual Termination of Lease Tenancy may be used under any circumstance where both parties have agreed to terminate the lease for any reason.