My son signed a lease agreement for an apartment in Chattanooga, TN. He was suspended from school for bad grades so he had to move back home to New Jersey. His lease hasn't started yet but the apartment is trying to say he is still liable for the lease unless he finds another person to take over the lease. He hasn't even been assigned an apartment yet.
It will be impossible to answer your question without actually reading the lease provisions.
Regardless, if he signed a blanket lease agreement with the landlord, it is ordinarily a binding agreement unless there early termination provisions.
The fact that the lease term has not yet commenced may not be relevant.
I advise you to speak with a local attorney to further ascertain your son's rights and responsibilities.
Best of luck.
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