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How to end your lease if you are a victim of domestic violence and need to move for safety reasons

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If you are a domestic violence victim, moving out of your apartment to a confidential location may be an important part of staying safe. Under New York housing law, if your landlord refuses to let you out of your lease, a judge who gives you an Order of Protection can terminate your lease without financial penalties to you.

Last Review and Update: Jan 28, 2008