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We're vacating our leased home early in order to take a job

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We're vacating our leased home early in order to take a job abroad. We will continue to pay the rent until the end of the tenancy (April 17) or a replacement tenant is found to contract a new lease--whichever comes first. Our landlord told us today she's been turning down potential tenants (and in fact plans to pull the house off the market "until the spring when the market will be better). This seems like a breech of good faith at the very least. We plan to meet our obligation but is there any recourse for us. We don't suspect there's any discrimination (in the conventional sense of the word) in the people she's turning down, but her decision is punitive for us.

Hi Chris

Sadly, your landlord is under no obligation to accept a new tenant. There is not much you can do unless you can negotiate a surrender (unlikely) or find a suitable tenant. It all depends on the decency of your landlord. Unfortunately nothing you can do legally.

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