I appreciate your reply. It would only be discriminatory if the landlord were basing their decision on a legally discriminatory factor -your race, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, etc. You don't mention any of this in your facts, so I don't know if this type of discrimination is present or not. A landlord is entitled to choose not to renew your lease if they believe it is best for their business; the fact that other tenants in similar situations had their leases renewed and you didn't is not in and of itself proof of discrimination, unfortunately. As far as making you pay until May 10th, when was your lease up? If you terminate your lease early, you can be held liable for a breach of contract
and responsible for payment through the end of the lease term, actually. You'd have to read through your lease to see what it says -some leases make you pay through the end of the lease, some may require you to pay one to two months rent as a penalty, etc. This is because even though you are moving out before your lease ends, the landlord still will lose money in the days/weeks following you leaving as they may sure the home is okay to re-rent, advertise it, show it to prospective renters
, see if they qualify, etc. In other words, it's to pay them so they aren't penalized for you not being there during the time you normally would have been had you stayed through your lease term.If you need clarification or additional information, please reply, and I'll be happy to assist further. Thank you.