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I understand that the landlord gave you two options in the written lease, and you chose the second one. Now the landlord is saying that it wants you to find a new tenant on your one; yet you are moving. It is unlikely that the landlord can force you to do this as well as attempt to sue you for the whole amount of your lease. Plus you are moving out of state. If the landlord attempted to sue you, you would have justifiable defenses. An option is to provide them again with the check and inform them that you chose the second option; and with such late notice cannot do the first option. We can continue to discuss if you want to do so.
If the landlord does not take the payment, and you are moving anyway, there seems to be no other option than for you to move. The burden is rather high to you. You already choose the second option pursuant to the lease. To stay and want to see if you can rent it seems unreasonable. We can continue to discuss if you want to do so.
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