Six months ago Diego Garza moved into a renovated one-bedroom Boyle Heights apartment on Breed Street. Diego loves the place – nine-foot high ceilings and a short walk to the Soto Street Gold Line Station – but now plans to move into a house that he and his girlfriend are buying in East Los Angeles. There’s one hitch. He’s stuck paying $825 a-month on the apartment for the remainder of the lease until a new renter is found. He needs to find a replacement tenant or find himself paying rent and a mortgage, too:
“My landlord is a great guy and very understanding and very helpful. He posted the apartment for rent as soon as I told him the news a few weeks ago. He is willing to break the lease and find someone else and sign a new lease with them. But of course, until then I am legally obligated to that lease until I can find someone to rent it. It’s a really great apartment … I wouldn’t be moving if it wasn’t for this amazing opportunity on the house. Hope you can help me out!
Here’s the CraigList ad for Diego’s apartment.
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