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The law is that your son is responsible for the full year's lease.
But at the same time the landlord has a duty to mitigate damages and must try and rent out the space again as soon as possible.
If the landlord rents out the space your son is off the hook except for owing what monies the landlord lost. So if the unit stands empty for one month your son owes that money.
But if the landlord doesn't take steps to mitigate the damages and cannot prove that they did in court they would not succeed in court.
So your son can say that he will sue unless they take steps to mitigate their damages and unless they prove to him that they did try and rerent the space and could not.
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