What is the legal definition of “surrender” when it comes to leases in the US?
posted 3 years ago
My lease states that "DEPOSIT RETURN, SURRENDER, AND ABANDONMENT OR JUDICIAL EVICTION. We'll mail you your security deposit refund (less lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any deductions no later than 60 days after surrender or abandonment, unless statutes provide otherwise."
My reading of the legal term of "surrender" is that it is an "abnormal" giving-up of the lease. Is this statement correct?