It would depend on what your lease says. This site isn't set up for specific legal advice. Use the find a lawyer tool to have a local attorney review your lease.
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Bailing out on the lease may cost you thousands.
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The answer lies in what your lease says. I would have an attorney review it. If you are not able to get out of it without penalty, speak to the landlord and see what you can do. Perhaps you can show it or assign it so that the penalty is waived or removed.