Legal Information: Kentucky

Housing Laws

Updated: 
September 29, 2021

How do I get out of my lease if I am a victim?

If you are a protected tenant and get a valid protective order after the start of your lease or rental agreement, you can end your lease or rental agreement by providing your landlord with:

  • written notice of termination to be effective on a date that you must include in your notice and that is at least 30 days after the landlord receives your notice; and
  • a copy of your valid protective order.1

If you are a protected tenant and get a valid protective order before the start of your lease or rental agreement, you can end your lease or rental agreement by providing your landlord with:

  • written notice of termination to be effective on a date that you must include in your notice and that is at least 30 days after the landlord receives your notice;
  • a copy of the valid protective order; and
  • an explanation of a safety concern that arose after the start of your lease.2

1 K.R.S. § 383.300(5)(a)
2 K.R.S. § 383.300(5)(b)

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