Real Estate Law (esp. Landlord-Tenant)/Lease break fee

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We may have to break our lease to move for a job offer. We rent in Oregon and there is a 45 day lease break fee, does my 30 day notice count for part of that fee? Can we give a 45 day notice and that suffice for the fee? Or do we give a 30 day notice, pay for that month and then have to pay for another 45 days? Thank you

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Hi JC:

Please refer to this link for Oregon landlord/tenant law: http://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/tenant.html

It's probably a total of 45 days that you would need to pay. However, you should carefully review the lease agreement and consult the appropriate landlord/tenant law (above).

Thanks for your question!

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