I had to move to a new apartment. My current lease is not up for 8 months. In order to terminate my lease early, the contract states that I must pay $1,000 plus the normal rent until a new tenant is found. With this $1,000, they will look for a new tenant for me.
They have no motivation to find a new tenant, and I am starting to think they will not find one until my lease is up or briefly before it is up. I am currently paying two rents, although I only have one apartment.
What happens if I just stop paying the rent at the old place? They already gave me the reference for the new place.
This is the part of the contract about early termation:
LEASE-TAKEOVERS, SUBLETS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Because of your personal liability and our obligation to act in accordance with The Fair Housing Laws, no advertisement for Lease-takeovers or sublets and no agreement to take over a Lease or sublet are to be done without the expressed written permission of the Management.
Lease Takeovers: Residents cannot engage in re-rents or Lease-takeovers without prior written permission from the Landlord. Please contact the Leasing Office for the current policy details if you wish to pursue a Lease-takeover or re-rent.
Subleases: Subleases will be signed for anyone wishing to vacate the apartment for three months or less. The subleasing fee will be $75.00. Once the Sublease terms are determined, [Leasing Company] will sign the necessary paperwork and complete the transaction to ensure that the new Resident has proper access to all of our services.
Any Resident found to have subleased his/her apartment without notifying [Leasing Company] of a subtenant and completing the necessary paperwork will be charged a fee of $250.00.
Name Addition/Deletion: Name additions and deletions are allowed during the lease term following policy and rental criteria. Fees may be incurred. Please discuss this process with a Leasing Associate.