Lease terms are routine that the renter must pay the equivalent of one month's rent in order to terminate the lease early.
If the contracting parties to a lease agree what the damages are for early termination, the damages are said to be liquidated. Both landlord and tenant must abide by the liquidated damage provision in the lease.
Check the lease wording and see a VA lawyer.
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