He also cited a clause in his contract stating that students can terminate their contract if they leave “school due to a proven unforeseeable and unexpected catastrophic loss or illness.” Brooks said she believes Kaufusi, BYU and many homeowners “misconsite” what students are asking for. She stressed that students are not asking for their contracts to be changed – they require owners to “respect the contractual terms,” as they are written. Suzanne Metler, an office manager at Legend Real Estate, which rents Brooks` apartment, said property owners decide on a case-by-case basis whether to release students under the clause. First-year law student Julie Brooks launched the petition last week after she tried to terminate her contract with another apartment complex. .