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6 months 3 weeks ago #47543

Richard

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Let her out of the lease today.
Don't ask upper management nor request a medical letter.
You don't have to do for all, each is on a case by case basis.
Go to the tenant, as a friend, tell her you feel the termination fee is unfair in this situation.
Ask if you can be of any other assistance such as a letter to her new apartment, etc.
Would you rather have a glowing referral or, worse, think of what she can write.
This is in her best interest, the company's best interest and your best interest.
Let us know the outcome.
6 months 3 weeks ago #47541

Richard Dillane

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Let her out of the lease.
Charge the cleaning fee only, that's fair.
Do not ask upper management or request a medical letter.
Talk to her as a friend, be compassionate and offer any other help she needs.
Do you want a good referral or, worse, think of what she could write.
That's in her best interest, the company's best interest and your best interest.
6 months 3 weeks ago #47487

Heather Taylor

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So much misinformation here. The lease has a termination clause and if it says pay fees, then she should pay. All of you saying fair housing or reasonable accommodation may need to retrain. To qualify for a reasonable accommodation you must have a disability. The definition of disability is any condition that is expected to last a lifetime. A broken leg is not permanent. It's inconvenient for sure but their responsibility to figute out. She has help to move, then they can help her live while recovering. No different than someone in hospital for a month or more, still have to pay rent. She's probably still working and one leg? That's just crutches. Again inconvenient but not the owners responsibility to figure out
6 months 3 weeks ago #47486

Lisa Michelle Allen England

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Let her out of the lease. This falls under ADA Compliance. If you cannot accommodate and transfer the resident, you have to release them from the lease, and you cannot charge termination fees
6 months 3 weeks ago #47485

Mallory A Bailey

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Fair Housing. You have to get her a ground floor or let her out of her lease, no lease break penalty.
6 months 3 weeks ago #47484

Carol Williamson

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To risk law suit if she falls down stairs ask for 30 day notice no fees markets hot right know probably be able to release it at higher rent!! She probably will have a hard time finding accommodations and come back to cancel her notices

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