Lease Cancellation Considerations During COVID-19

A lease is a binding contract and once you sign it you are generally liable for all the lease terms, including the obligation to pay rent for the full term. Even though many of the classes at the University of Michigan will be held remotely for the 2020/2021 term, your responsibilities pursuant to your off-campus housing lease likely will not change. There is generally no right to terminate your lease due to COVID-19 or the University’s decision regarding classes. If you have signed an off-campus housing lease for 2020/2021 that you now wish to terminate, please carefully review this information from Student Legal Services. However, if you are an international student who is unable to return to the U.S. due to entry restrictions or because you cannot obtain a visa, contact Student Legal Services for additional advice.


Last updated: Friday, 8/28/2020, at 10:04AM.