Those who were left homeless after the deadly downtown Youngstown Realty building explosion one week ago have some questions when it comes to their lease agreement.

One day after the blast, those displaced said they received a letter from the property managers letting them know they have the option to break their lease if they vacate within 30 days.

The problem is, that residents said they cannot vacate if they can't get their belongings out of the building.

Ashia Simmons said after making it out with her child with minutes to spare, they're now left confused about how to move forward.

Those displaced from the Realty tower got an email from property managers including those of Youngstown Live Property Management and YO Properties 47.

Residents forwarded a memo that said the landlords would not be asking for rent payments until further notice. 

Attorney Marc Dann took a look at the clause as well as a tenant's lease agreement and said although there is some unclear legal jargon, in a nutshell, the clause indicates that if the building is unable to be repaired in 60 days, then residents have the option within 30 days to surrender possession without further liability, and must completely vacate the premises within 30 days. If not, the liability to pay rent continues.

Simmons said the reference to the clause is confusing given residents cannot fully vacate if they are not allowed in the building and that this is not a "one size fits all scenario." 

She said the last thing she wants to do is act prematurely in this situation without having all the facts.

"That's not giving us enough time to see how this is going to play out," she said, "We won't even get an update from the NTSB until 30 days."

Live Youngstown Property Management said it has no intention of asking tenants to pay rent, but would not comment further and referred 21 News to the clause stating after 60 days, tenants would not be liable. The property management group also said residents with questions should seek legal counsel. 

Attorney Marc Dann said regardless of legal jargon from lease agreements in this case, special consideration would likely be provided to these tenants under rare and unforeseen circumstances.

"I think that there isn't an eviction court in America, under the circumstances that would that would not allow one of these tenants out of their lease," Dann said. 

Dann said until the investigation is complete and entities know what exactly led to the explosion, it's hard to determine liability, and how ease agreement clauses would apply in this situation.

Dann advises tenants to seek legal counsel.