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    Apr 12, 2012, 03:36 PM
    Surviving Tenants rights breaking a rental lease when 1 of 2 occupants dies?
    A husband and wife hold a one year lease. The husband died and there's two months left on lease.
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    Apr 12, 2012, 04:28 PM
    The lease is still valid and must be paid unless the landlord agrees to something less. When more than one person signs a lease that just means both parties are liable for the rent. Where are you located?
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    Apr 12, 2012, 07:48 PM
    Please let us know your location. In NJ if a tenant dies their spouse has the right to terminate the lease by giving 40 days written notice. It is possible that other states have similar laws.

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