Can I Legally Break My Lease Due to Other Tenant’s Drug Use?

Question by Evie: Can I legally break my lease due to other tenant’s drug use?
I signed a one year lease less than a month ago (Missouri). I went with this place because it was a non-smoking property right next to the local police department.

After moving in, however, there is a heavy odor of marijuana in the stairwell and it even permeates my apartment (almost daily).

I have brought this issue to the attention of my landlord twice with no resolve. Since I am in the military, I’m concerned about being around this type of behavior.

Can I break my lease without financial loss? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by knowitall
No, you cannot break you lease for that. If you can find where it is coming from, you could complain to the landlord again.

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