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Cancelling a lease early

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I have sent a letter to the Regie to inform them that I am leaving my flat early at the end of Aug with 10 months still to go on my contract. I have not found somebody yet to take it over but will continue to look and should be able to find somebody without paying more than 1 month past end of August. My question is can the Regie keep on charging me for the full 10 months because I have cancelled early without finding somebody for the flat in advance of cancelling? That would mean they could get double rent for 10 months and surely that is not allowed. In other words, must you present a new tenant in advance of cancelling a lease? I am assuming no and that I just pay until I present somebody to take the lease over.

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Re: Cancelling a lease early

They don't have to fill the apartment & you have to pay the rent until the end of the contract.
If you find someone to take over your obligations then thats fine. The ball is in your court, not theirs!
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Re: Cancelling a lease early

My husband and I also cancel the lease early. The landlord has posted the ads on homegate and they found the new tenant. We are off the hook without paying any penalty. In your case, I think you can do it as subletting your apartment with the consent from your landlord. Good luck.
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