In the end of January my roommates and I had signed the renewal for subleasing the apartment from September, 2018 to September, 2019. However, before 2 days ago, two of my roommates told me that they are going to find another roommate to replace my spot because they don't want to live with me in the same apartment and I verbally agreed with their saying since I don't want to live with them neither. During my subleasing period, I have not committed any violation listed on the subleasing contract.
But since I was reading the lease contract and lease break addendum, I realized that I need to give a 30 days Notice to my early move-out or I need to pay double rate rent to the landlord. I think that I may not be able to write that notice since in the middle of August I have to be back to my hometown that is very far away. I also do not want to pay that double rate rent fee because I am still just a college student without much funding. So now I kind of changed my mind about early move out and I wonder if the verbal agreement works out. Besides, I do not think that they have the right to sublease my spot when I am still in the term of Lease Commence.
If you are on the lease, then it's between you and the landlord and not your roommates. The best idea is probably to find someone to replace you and then get the landlord to accept and substitute that person for you. I am changing this to Landlord Tenant so you get answers from people who specialize in this.
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