Can a tenant terminate the lease and move out before the lease term ends?
I am a tenant in Delaware and need to change my residence as my employer’s establishment has been relocated some 40 miles away. Can I terminate the lease and move out before the lease term ends?12/26/2016 | Category: Landlord Ten... » Lease Termin... | State: Delaware | #28804
“(a) Except as is otherwise provided in this part, whenever either party to a rental agreement rightfully elects to terminate, the duties of each party under the rental agreement shall cease and all parties shall thereupon discharge any remaining obligations as soon as is practicable.
(b) Upon 30 days' written notice, which 30-day period shall begin on the first day of the month following the day of actual notice, the tenancy may be terminated:
(1) By the tenant, whenever a change in location of the tenant's employment with the tenant's present employer requires a change in the location of the tenant's residence in excess of 30 miles;
Thus, in Delaware a tenant may legally terminate a lease, upon notice, if there is a change in location of tenant’s employment and s/he is required to change the location of residence more than 30 miles away. So, you may terminate the lease and move out before the lease term ends after giving 30 days' notice as you need to change your residence because your employer has relocated more than 30 miles away.