Many leases spell out the penalty for breaking a lease early. It’s common to have to pay two or three months rent and forfeit your security deposit. Remember to read your lease to better understand your options and the potential financial impact of each one.
In the right situation, having a lawyer call to negotiate or write a lease termination letter on your behalf can get even better results than handling the situation on your own.
With an early lease termination you may still be required to meet your lease conditions as to the cleanliness and maintenance of your unit, particularly if the landlord is showing the unit to possible renters. Be sure you properly document everything, including the final inspection. If possible, have your own witness there who could later testify to the condition of the premises when you vacate. It is important that you have evidence of the condition of the premises when moving out. A landlord may seek to hold you liable later or refuse to return all or part of a deposit based for alleged problems.