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Your daughter should easily be able to settle this due to the landlord's legal duty to mitigate. What that means is that even if your daughter may not have the right to terminate the lease, once she notifies the landlord she is terminating, the landlord has a legal affirmative duty to mitigate the damages by using reasonable efforts to re-lease the property. Once the property is re-leased, or if the landlord does not use reasonable efforts to re-lease, your daughter would then be off the hook for further obligation. Given the current positive lease market, it is unlikely a judge is going to rule a landlord has satisfied the burden of using reasonable efforts to mitigate if the property is not re-leased within at least 2 months....so it's unlikely that a court is going to hold your daughter (and her ex) responsible for more than 2 months of rent at the most (and I'm presuming her deposit would cover 1 of those months).
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