You need to look at two things,
1) The lease
2) Your relationship with the landlord.
As with any lease or â€œcontractâ€ you are liable to the landlord for the full term of the lease. But, if you approach the landlord and discuss your situation and he/she has plenty of time to get the unit rented you may be able to break your lease. But, that depends on your relationship with the landlord.
From my experiences, most property owners understand the tenantâ€™s situation when afforded the opportunity to buy their own place and letting them go early. But, I have also seen others that have not â€œlet them outâ€ of the lease, holding the tenant responsible for the remainder of the lease and you may need to get a lawyer involved on your behalf.
Good Luck and let us know what happens!
William F. Troy
Pre-foreclosure Specialist Mastery Certification
RDC PRO, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Luxury Home Team
Veltri & Associates Realtors
121 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Office-(866)483-5874 ext. 422