I have a lease for an off-campus apartment. If I chose the fall 2020 online option, will I be released from my lease? Can Purdue help me with that? (added June 5)
It is very difficult to get out of a lease in this area unless both parties agree to end the lease or the landlord is negligent in some way. Because they did not create the pandemic, it is unlikely landlords would release tenants from the lease. Your best option may be to sublease your apartment as a way to mitigate damages.
Purdue University is not able to intervene with your lease agreement, as you and the landlord are the only two parties to the lease. If you have questions or need advice, please contact Off Campus Student Services or Student Legal Services.