Nebraska tenants who prematurely terminate their lease without adequate justification should always plan to lose at least one month`s rent, although the landlord is responsible for the retrolocation. In Nebraska and other countries where the law requires the landlord to make reasonable efforts for relocation, civil court judges typically allocate at least one month`s rent to landlords, regardless of how quickly the unit is rented. For year-over-year oral leases, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that the lease year would begin on March 1. Notification to a tenant to evacuate under an oral or artisanal annual rental agreement (legally referred to as a “declaration of termination”) must be made six months before the end of the lease or no later than September 1. This rule applies regardless of the crop planted. Those with winter wheat should consider giving a notification before it is time to prepare the wheat soils for planting. If you need to move before the lease expires, you must announce it as much as possible, at least 30 days before the start of the lease. The notification must be written and dated and you must keep a photocopy. Regardless of the type of rental agreement – written, oral or even over several years – the lessor should have clear communication with the tenant. By sending a termination before September 1, even for rental agreements in writing, you can avoid any misunderstandings or pitfalls. For example, for the lease year beginning on March 1, 2020 and ending on February 28, 2021, the lessor`s notification that the lease is terminated should be given to the tenant (and received by) no later than September 1, 2020.
The lease would then be concluded on the 28th The new tenant (or new buyer) being able to resume the lease on March 1, 2021. However, if the termination was given (or received) after September 1, 2020, the existing tenant would have the lease until February 28, 2022. According to Nebraska Code § §76-1405 and §§76-1432 (3), landlords must make reasonable efforts to rent the unit instead of charging you for the full rent remaining due under the rental agreement. If your landlord rents out the property quickly, you are only responsible for the period during which the unit was empty. Sublet your apartment. The problem with subletting is that you remain liable to the landlord if tenants don`t pay the rent or damage the premises. In addition, you can also assume certain landlord responsibilities with respect to sublet tenants. Subleases are the most satisfying if you know the sub-tenants well and can be confident that they are acting responsibly.
You can also ensure some protection by entering into a contract with the sub-tenants covering the subletting conditions. Whenever possible, it is best if you can get the landlord and sub-tenants to enter into a new lease between them and release yourself from your responsibilities. It is illegal for a landlord to benefit from a “double rent” or to collect rent for the same apartment for the same period from different tenants….