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If I just newly signed a lease at an apartment complex. But

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If I just newly signed a lease at an apartment complex. But am now needing to move out of town for employment reasons. Is there a way to break this least for employment reasons without paying the 4 thousand dollar penalty they are putting on me for it. ( state of Missouri)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
did landlord mislead you? can you sublet? can you find a replacement tenant?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no nothing was mislead, I dunno what sublet is and I mean I had a job fall in my lap and have to be in GA by the 22nd. I literally moved in here a week ago.
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
If they didnt mislead or breach the agreement, you can find another tenant to take over or find someone to lease from you for the term of the lease (sublease), so someone pays you and you pay the landlord. Is that possible and helpful?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
in the timeframe I have im not sure how realistic that would be or if they would even allow it
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
Legally, that is the only option. Keep in mind that legally, landlord could even hold you liable until it finds a new tenant, or lease ends, whichever is less. Try to find another tenant then with consultation with landlord. I trust the answer is acceptable. Kindly let me know.

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