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Property Keyed to Sprankling
Sommer v. Kridel
Citation:74 N.J. 446, 378 A.2d 767 (N.J. 1977)
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Defendant James Kridel, a New Jersey student who was about to be married, entered into a two-year lease for an apartment unit owned by Plaintiff Abraham Sommer. He paid the first two months’ rent. Defendant’s wedding was called off, and he wrote a letter to Plaintiff asking to be released from the lease, agreeing to forfeit the rent already paid. Subsequently, a third party inquired about the very same apartment, who was ready, willing, able to rent. Plaintiff told her that the apartment was already rented to Defendant. Plaintiff did not re-enter the apartment nor exhibit it anyone for more than a year. Plaintiff then brought suit against Defendant, demanding the total amount due for the full two-year term of the lease.
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