Can a realitor not take me off a lease even though I gave him a 30 day notice?I moved out of my  home in North Carolina, its been a month. My lease was from august 18th 2010 to august 18th 2011. I...

Can a realitor not take me off a lease even though I gave him a 30 day notice?

I moved out of my  home in North Carolina, its been a month. My lease was from august 18th 2010 to august 18th 2011. I moved out aug 10th 2011, and i submitted my 30 day notice July 13th 2011.  I had a room mate (both names on the lease) she stayed while I left. We both signed the 30 day notice, and the realtor said he wont take me off the lease. Realitor never did a inspection before i left, I had to leave because my husband is military. I never got my half of deposit back, never got my pro rated amount given to me.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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If two people are on the lease, both would have to sign the 30 day notice and a new lease would have to be drawn up with only the name of the remaining party.  It sounds like part of that was done.  It is possible that the real-estate company does not want the hassle of drawing up a new lease; however, that is their legal obligation once notice has been given in a timely fashion. 

Before the lease is terminated, it is general practice that a walk-through or inspection be completed of the property.  Of course, this doesn't necessarily have to occur before you move, but generally is completed before the end of the lease term.  If you moved on the 10th and the lease ended on the 18th, the property owner still had the right to complete the inspection without your presence.  He/she would have had to right to claim that there were damages and then refuse to return your security deposit; however, I don't believe the property owner has the right to refuse to complete the inspection.  Since you gave notice in accordance with your lease, you should be released from the contract.

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