Breaking rental lease with Irvine Housing San Jose

Qualcomm gtFV83
Mar 12 17 Comments

I broke my 14 month apartment lease at 5th month in San Jose CA. I went for rent responsible option instead of paying 2 months lease breaking fees. Irvine housing is now trying to lease my apartment at 3700instead of 3450 which was my rate? I found suitable replacement who are eager to move asap for 3450 but they are not entertaining them at that price? What are my options? Should I stop paying rent responsible payment? Is it not against 1951.2 law of california that they are not entertaining replacement at same price to mitigate the loss.

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  • Cavium vitaminQ
    Say you want to continue the lease at $3450 and sublease the apt yourself by adding the person to your existing lease. Wait till the lease period finishes and get out from that hell.
    Mar 12 6
    • PayPal paypl
      Irvine doesn't allow sublease.
      Mar 12
    • PayPal / Eng v3nm0
      You can pull back the 30 days notice - I am 100% sure as it happened to me recently (about two weeks ago). I was told that it is a law in CA where community has to honor if the current residents want to pull out of their 30 day notice.

      This is not a legal advice. Understand that first. If you get that, read on -

      Here's what I'd do - pull out of 30 days notice, add one resident on your lease. Remove yourself from the lease. Add rest of the incoming family's adults to the lease.

      Profit.
      Mar 12
    • Intel V6ene
      I was able to cancel my notice with Prometheus
      Mar 12
    • Cisco / Eng makaveli
      Sublease technically/legally is not allowed but I've done what PayPal mentioned (the 2nd part, not the pullback of notice) in another one of Irvine apartments.
      Mar 12
    • Cisco / Eng pnUt30
      I have seen done subleases by adding other person as an additional tenant. Only thing you would worry about then is paying that additional amount for background check. Best way for you out if this situation since you already have someone willing move in at the same price. Cleaning and turning over the apt will be your responsibility.
      Mar 12
  • PayPal paypl
    Try to make a deal off the record with the new tenants. Pay them the difference in rate for the full year. You might end up saving a few bucks. No other way out. I rented there and was close to being in a similar situation. At that time I tried to find all the options at disposal. You don't have much of a choice now since you already have given them a notice.
    Mar 12 2
    • PayPal / Eng v3nm0
      Not having options since given the notice is BS belief. I learnt that hard way and by being on the opposite side of things - will spare you the long story BUT take it from the suffered - you can pull out of the 30 day notice and they have to honor it - I was told that this is a law in California.

      Again, not a legal advice.
      Mar 12
    • Groupon / Eng XxEW
      Agree, paying future tenant the difference is at least better than paying breaking fee
      Mar 12
  • And that's why you never go with shitty overpriced managed housing like Irvine Housing.
    Those guys will do everything to get every dollar out of you. They know the market prices and will increase your rent as soon as feasible.

    Rent with a low key landlord. Doing that in Palo Alto for the last 6 years. We got a very friendly increase of 2% a year and that's it
    Mar 12 0
  • Intel PokerFace8
    3450 wow!! What is your total compensation? My current rent is a little above 1500 in Portland Oregon and I make base of 75K as RCG. How much money do you make to afford a place like?
    Mar 12 2
    • Qualcomm gtFV83
      OP
      220K
      Mar 12
    • Intel rewt
      Are you new to blind?
      Mar 13
  • Just curious. How big was the Apt? 2bd 2ba?
    Mar 25 1
    • Qualcomm gtFV83
      OP
      Yes 1300 Sq ft
      Mar 25
  • Qualcomm gtFV83
    OP
    This is in Riverview Apartments in north San Jose
    Mar 12 0