I gave 30 days notice to my landlord that I was ending my lease early. They have not attempted to re rent it in the 24 days that has passed. I am responsible for July rent and have not paid it yet but they ready changed the locks without notice or a 3 days pay or quit notice, etc. I called the courthouse no eviction has been filed. I believe that this action on their part ends the lease and I should not be responsible for rent or fees after the date they changed the locks. I did call the police and they made a report to show proof I was locked out.
I would need to know more of the facts and what the lease says to give a good opinion about whether the lease is terminated by them changing the locks. I think it would be terminated if you still had your things in the apartment at the time the locks were changed, but if you had already moved out, then they are probably not required to file an eviction against someone who has moved out and they could change the locks.
If they did wrongfully change the locks, the lease would be terminated and you would owe no further rent, but you would still probably owe for 24 days of July rent.
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