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Since you signed the lease you are liable for the rent until the end of the lease term. You can offset your liability by finding a subtenant acceptable to the landlord to take over your tenancy.
You can also speak to the landlord about a lump sum settlement to limit liability. Perhaps 2 or 3 months.
Just make sure that if you settle you get a release from the landlord.
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