the company I work for is promoting me and it requires me to relocate to Austin from Dfw
I'm changing your practice area to Landlord & Tenant, as I assume you're talking about a residential lease. In any event, we would need additional information regarding the terms of the lease and the potential remedies for breach of the lease agreement. Perhaps you can contact your landlord to discuss whether a mutually beneficial solution may be achieved. Otherwise, contact an attorney in your area, review the lease with him or her, and ask about potential options.
Someone would have to read your lease to answer your question.
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It is a 99% probability that your Lease does not grant you a right of termination due to job location (military change-of-station orders are different). However, many Leases allow you to terminate a Lease for any / no reason, upon payment of 80% or 85% of one rental installment. So, check your Lease and either way, get your employer to pay for your relocation costs including Lease termination fees.
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