Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Can i turn my lease in with 18 months left i need a truck

Asked by Deanmarshall Aug 31, 2014 at 05:02 PM about the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited PZEV

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Tom answered 2 years ago

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can i turn in my lease early for another lease

"Tenants Rights and Responsibilities" series.

This depends upon your lease and agreement with your landlord. You should always agree on this before you rent. Remember, a written lease can act as proof of your agreement, if you later need it.

What if the landlord is supposed to pay for the utilities, but does not?

First, give the landlord prior written notice specifiying the problem. You must send the notice to the address stated in the lease or specified by the landlord as the address at which notices are to be delivered. If the landlord has not given you an address, then you may send it to the landlord's last known address or use other reasonable means to give the landlord notice (such as giving the notice to the janitor). Once you have notified the landlord of the problem, you can begin to take action. Be specific about the action(s) you intend to take.

  • pay the bill for the utilities, repair the problem, or get subsitute service (such as space heaters), and deduct the money from the next month's rent; or
  • sue your landlord for the damages for having no utilities; or
  • move out until the utilities are turned back on if you cannot live in the apartment.

In addition, you may also

  • withhold a reasonable amount of rent if the landlord fails to correct the problem within 24 hours of receiving your notice; or
  • end the lease if your landlord fails to correct the problem within 72 hours of receiving your notice; you must then move out within 30 days or the lease goes back into effect.

Note -- you cannot withhold rent or end the lease if the problem was caused by the inability of the utility company to provide service.

What if I must move out because of no utilities?

If the lack of utilities makes the apartment impossible to live in (like no heat in the winter), you can move out and live somewhere else until the utilities are restored. If you move out, you do not have to pay rent for that time. You can also sue your landlord and get paid for the amount it cost you, up to your monthly rent, to live somewhere else. You may also be able to get lawyer's fees.

What if I just sue my landlord for not providing utilities?

You can sue for the amount of rent that reasonably reflects the reduced value of the apartment because the landlord is not supplying utilities as agreed to by both tenant and landlord, and for lawyer's fees.

Must my landlord tell me if the utilities are going to be shut off?

Yes. Your landlord must tell you if the City of Chicago or any utility company plans to turn off any of the utilities because the landlord has not paid the bill. The landlord must give you a notice in writing before the utilities are turned off. Your landlord also has to tell you what service is going to be turned off, when, and what part of the building will be disconnected.

What if my landlord does not give me notice of a threatened utility shut off?

If your landlord does not give you notice of a threatened shut off, you can give your landlord a written notice giving the landlord 14 days to comply or you will end your lease in the same manner described above.

One reason for using this provision of the law is that if you have a written notice from your landlord, you could use it as evidence in court. In all situations, it is important to keep copies of everything you receive from the landlord and everything you send to the landlord.

Should my landlord let me know how much my heating bills are likely to run?

Yes. Whether you pay your heat bill to Com Ed or Peoples Gas, the landlord must supply you, as part of the lease agreement, an estimate of utility costs based on the prior tenant's usage. The landlord must supply a copy of a completed Heating Cost Disclosure Form for the apartment prior to making a rental agreement with you or accepting any money.

If the landlord has not given you an estimate for the heating bill call the Chicago Department of Consumer Services at 744-9400, which is responsible for enforcement of the law.

Can I get help paying the utility bills that are my responsibility?

Often your local community organization may know of an available fund to help you with your utility bills. Call them and ask about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Remember, there never is enough money to go around so get your application in early.

If my utilities are shut off can I break my lease?

Yes, if the utility service is the landlord's responsibility. See the question "What if the landlord is supposed to pay for the utilities, but does not?" for the steps you need to take before you can legally break your lease. If you correctly follow the notice procedure, the landlord must return all pre-paid rent, security deposits and interest.

Can my landlord shut off my utilities to make me move out?

No. This is considered a lockout and it is illegal. If this happens call the police and say that the landlord has illegally locked you out of your apartment. Then call a lawyer, your local community group, or for emergency shelter information contact the Department of Human Services at 744-5829. For more information, see pamphlet on "Lockouts and Retaliation."

What if I do not get enough heat in the winter?

If your apartment is too cold, you should keep careful records of the temperature of your apartment. Do this three times a day every day. If your landlord is responsible for heating your apartment, and the heat is usually below the City code regulations, they you should notify your landlord in writing that the landlord must bring the heat up to the City's regulations. The Chicago Housing Code states that between September 15 and June 1 the temperature in your apartment should be at least:

  • 65 degrees at 7:30 a.m.
  • 68 degrees from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • 63 degrees from 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

If your landlord does not respond to your notice you should contact the City's Heat Hotline at 744-5000, your local community group and a lawyer. Follow the steps described above to give a notice to your landlord and exercise your rights to remedy the problem.

If you have a month-to-month tenancy, you must give your landlord 30 days notice that you are moving out, or you could get charged for the rent to the end of the next month. You have a month-to-month tenancy if you do not have a lease with a specified end date and pay rent monthly. If you have a lease that states a specific length of time for you to live in the apartment, you cannot break that lease agreement by simply telling your landlord you are going to move. If your written lease has an expiration date, you do not have to tell the landlord you are moving out on that date. For more information see the "Leases" pamphlet.

Can I live out my security deposit?

No. Your landlord does not have to let you use your security deposit for the last month's rent. If you do not pay your last month's rent, your landlord can sue you to get the money. You may be able to get your landlord's permission to use your security deposit for rent, but make sure you get this agreement in writing. For more information see the "Security Deposits" pamphlet.

Is there anything I can do before I move to make sure I get my security deposit back?

You should leave the apartment in the same general condition it was when you moved in. If a landlord illegally keeps your deposit the only way to get it back is to sue the landlord. In court you will want proof that the apartment was not damaged, so it is a good idea to take pictures of the apartment to verify its condition. You should also request the landlord to walk through the apartment with you when you are moving out and sign a statement to its condition. This kind of check list is also good to do with the landlord when you first move in. Don't forget to turn in the keys as soon as you are moved out.

Can the landlord lock me out of my apartment?

No. Your landlord cannot lock you out of your apartment to make you move or interfere with your apartment in any way, such as removing your doors, cutting off your utility services, or removing your property. For more information see the "Lockouts and Retaliation" pamphlet.

Can my landlord rent my apartment to someone else if I am not living in it?

As long as the rent is paid up, the apartment belongs to you. Your landlord can determine that you do not live in your apartment any longer if:

  • you tell your landlord you are not returning; or
  • all the people entitled to live in the apartment have been gone for 32 days and the rent is not paid; or
  • most of your property has been moved out, and all of the people entitled to live in the apartment have been gone for 21 days (or one rental period if rent is paid more than once a month) and rent is not paid.

What if I leave my property in my apartment?

If you move out of the apartment or the lease runs out and you leave personal property there, the landlord must leave the property in the apartment or store it somewhere safe for 7 days. If the property is not worth the cost or storage or if the property would spoil, the landlord can throw it away immediately.

What if I want to get out of my lease early?

The lease can be ended only by agreement with your landlord or by using your right to end the lease for certain illegal landlord actions under the Landlord-Tenant Law. The law requires you to follow certain procedures before the lease can be ended. If you fail to follow these procedures your lease will not end early and you will still be required to pay rent.

If you fail to give proper notice when terminating your lease or if you abandon the apartment, the landlord must make a good faith effort to find another tenant at a fair rent. If the landlord finds another tenant, you may still owe the landlord some rent that was due on your lease. If the landlord cannot find another tenant, you will owe the landlord all the rent required to the end of your lease plus the landlord's reasonable advertising costs. For more information see "Leases" pamphlet.

Can I be charged for moving out early?

If you move out early, your landlord must try to rerent the apartment. If the landlord rerents the apartment for less than what you were paying, you will have to pay the difference between the amount the new tenant pays and your rent. For example, if you move out 3 months early and your rent is $400 a month, you may owe the difference between what you would have paid ($400) and what the next tenant is paying ($350) which is $50 each month for three months.

What if my landlord cannot rerent the apartment?

If your landlord makes a good faith effort but cannot find someone else to rent the apartment, you will owe the amount of your rent just as if you had stayed until the lease would have ended. If you paid $400 a month and you leave three months before the end of your lease, you will owe the landlord $1200. You will also owe the landlord any reasonable amount that the landlord spent advertising the apartment.

Can I sublet my apartment?

Yes. If you want to move out early and have arranged to sublet the apartment, your landlord must accept any reasonable subtenant without charging any fees.

If the landlord refuses to accept a suitable subtenant, you cannot be held liable for the rent past the time when the potential subtenant was willing to assume the lease. For example, you find someone who meets all the criteria the landlord required of you prior to moving in and the landlord decides not to rent to this person for no legitimate reason. You should be able to contact this person so if the landlord claims you owe rent, you can produce this person who will state that they were willing to pay rent.

Remember, you are still liable to the landlord for rent if the subtenant does not pay the rent. If you plan to move and not return to the apartment it is better to get a written agreement with your landlord to end the lease early.

What happens to my security deposit when I sublet?

The landlord may hold your security deposit until the end of the lease. You should either get the landlord to collect a security deposit from the subtenant and return yours or collect a security deposit from the subtenant yourself. The landlord cannot keep a deposit from you and the subtenant if the total amount exceeds the amount listed on the lease.


We Answer Your Questions About Lease Pull Ahead Programs

There’s probably not a more powerful car shopping incentive than a Lease Pull Ahead. The mere mention of a manufacturer supported Lease Pull Ahead program is enough to catch the attention of just about anyone who currently leases a vehicle.

What makes a Lease Pull Ahead so attractive for so many people? It’s because this program allows you to get out of your current leased vehicle and in to a new one without some of the costs associated with terminating your lease early.

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Our customers usually have quite a few questions about Lease Pull Ahead programs, so we put together this handy FAQ to cover most (if not all) of the questions that need answers.

Q. Why should I consider Pulling Ahead out of my Lease?

A. You may want to consider a Lease Pull Ahead when one or more of the following items are true:

  • You would like to lower your monthly payment.
  • You’ve gone over your allotted miles.
  • You haven’t gone over your miles yet, but you will before the lease terminates.
  • Your lifestyle has changed and your current vehicle is no longer a fit.
  • You are simply ready for something new.

Q. How do I know if there’s a manufacturer supported Lease Pull Ahead Program being offered?

A. There are few different ways to determine if a manufacturer is currently offering a lease.

  • Check a manufacturers website and look for a menu item usually titled “Shopping Tools”. Within that menu should be something that says “View Incentives & Offers”
  • You can also check the website for your local car dealer. If there’s a Lease Pull Ahead available, they are sure to have it posted on their web-site.
  • When a lease pull ahead is available, you may also recieve a call from the dealership you leased your vehicle from letting you know about the program.

Q. How many monthly payments does a typical Lease Pull Ahead program take care of?

A. A typical Lease Pull Ahead program is structured to cover a predetermined number of remaining payments, with a maximum value on those payments.

EXAMPLE: GM recently offered a Lease Pull Ahead program that covered up to 3 remaining payments at a maximum value of $1,000.

So if you were leasing a 2012 Buick Regal, had three payments left and your monthly payment was $325 per month – you would be able to turn your vehicle in three months early and because the total payments remaining is $975, you wouldn’t owe additional payments towards your lease.

Q. Do I have to actually turn in my vehicle to qualify for a Lease Pull Ahead incentive?

A. The short answer is, it depends. Often times the Lease Pull Ahead incentive is just that, a cash incentive. As long as you currently have a lease that matures within a specific range of dates, you’ll recieve the predetermined cash incentive to use towards a new vehicle whether you turn your vehicle in or not.

EXAMPLE: Chrysler is offering $1,000 Lease Pull-Ahead Bonus Cash to current Chrysler lessees. If you have a current Chrysler Group lease—that’s FIAT, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram — and that lease expires between May 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014, you’re eligible for the program. The $1000 Bonus Cash can be applied toward the lease or retail purchase of any eligible vehicle. No Lease Turn In or Trade In is required to be eligible for this offer.

Q. Does a Lease Pull Ahead incentive “stack” with other manufacturer incentives?

A. More often than not, a Lease Pull Ahead incentive will stack with other manufacturer incentives. However, there usually an exception or two to the rule, so make sure you check the manufacturers website for the terms and conditions of the Lease Pull Ahead program.

Q. What if my manufacturer isn’t offering a Lease Pull Ahead but I need to get out of my lease early?

A. A manufacturer supported Lease Pull Ahead program typically happens only once or twice a year. That means there’s a very real chance that you might miss out on your opportunity to take advantage of that incentive.

That doesn’t mean you are out of luck, however. Our dedicated Lease Specialists can still help get you out of your current leased vehicle and into a new one often without your monthly payment going up or being forced to pay early termination fees.

Q. If I take advantage of a Lease Pull Ahead, am I still responsible for excess wear or over mileage fees?

A. Yes. When you turn your vehicle in, you are still responsible for any excess wear and over mileage fees.

However, often times a manufacturer will have also include an excess-wear incentive to as a part of the lease pull ahead program.

EXAMPLE: Nissan recently offered a lease pull ahead program that covered up to $250 in over mileage or excess wear fees

If you are concerned with this possibility, contact us today at (877) 696-5813 and schedule a complimentary pre-lease inspection so you won’t be surprised by any additional fees when your vehicle is turned in.

Q. How can I contact a dedicated Lease Specialist to assist me?

A. Our Family Deal Concierge Team can help answer all of your Lease Pull Ahead and Lease Turn In questions.

If you lease a Domestic vehicle call us at (877) 696-5813

If you lease an Import vehicle call us at (877) 887-9617

Or you can fill out the form below and a member of our Family Deal Concierge Team will call or email you directly.


Thread: How much is the Early Lease Termination fee?

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

I am in 48 month lease for my 2003 Jetta GLS 1.8T. It's been 6 months now. (less than 4000 miles)

I want to terminate this lease and buy this one or buy some used car.

My monthly payment is 330.

How much can I expect for the early lease termination fee? Can anyone even give me some ball park range?

I have the extended warranty as well. If I cancel this one I think I can reduce the lease payment by 3-4 months.

I am thinking about going back to school after 2-3 years and I rather have a car by then than having to pay for another car while I am in school.

Also, can I trade-in to some other dealership even if the lease is not yet terminated?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Modified by KPZerone at 3:25 PM 1-28-2004

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Re: How much is the Early Lease Termination fee? (KPZerone)

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Re: How much is the Early Lease Termination fee? (watsupdu)

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Re: How much is the Early Lease Termination fee? (horsty69)

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Re: How much is the Early Lease Termination fee? (abdrury)

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

However, if you just break the contract outright and turn the car in early, not only is it expensive, but I've heard it can damage your credit or something for long afterwards.

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Re: How much is the Early Lease Termination fee? (xanctus)

My agreed upon price was $21800 + tax + fees. I thought this was pretty good deal but I am not sure what I've messed up to have my lease tag at $330. I know that the ext. warranty added up about $14 per month. I changed from buying to lease at the last minute and let my guard down after reaching the price.. so maybe they have taken advantage of me..

I have clear-bra on my jetta, which cost $500.. would it help reducing the penalty?

So can I turn this in to my dealer or can I go to some other brand too? (I am thinking about getting another certified used car instead..)

Modified by KPZerone at 5:07 PM 1-28-2004

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Good write up, thats the kind of thing I was talking about when i said big $$$

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

why not just turn that into a buy? or wait until your lease is up then purchase it after that.

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

Yes, best option, you don't lose out.. well you'll lose the car of course, but if your goal is to get rid of it, then go for it.

Can i turn in my lease early for another lease

I know that transferring my lease thru leasetransfer.com would be the best option but I can't imagine somebody would be willing to take over my 40+ leases.. I was willing to pay probably upto 2k for the penalty but I guess it doesn't even come close. (also u need to pay in order to list your car in those .com lease transfer site. i wonder how many trasactions are really made over there cuz I can't imagine myself buying a car thru that..)

To answer some of your questions, I still haven't decided which one to get. I didn't want my dream up b4 making sure I can get out of the lease at reasonable price.. Thinking about small sedan or SUV to move stuffs around.

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