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Typically you are liable for the rent for the full term of the lease agreement. In cases of early termination, it is best to give the landlord as much advance notice as possible so he can mitigate his damages. So if the landlord is able to find a new tenant to take over the lease, say within 1 month after you vacate, then the LL can only collect rent for one month and not the balance of the lease term. In other words, the LL cannot collect double rent and has to actively look for another tenant to replace you once you provide notice of move-out.