Wrong, the lease is the contract that rules the rent, and the punishment, there is no punishment required for breaking the lease if there are no parameters in the lease for such a thing. the lease was drawn up by the Landlord, or by their Attorney, or worse by some company that sells forms in Staples or places like that. These lease are usually written with the protection of the Landlord in mind! So there is loads about what happens if you break or breech the lease and virtually nothing about the Landlord breaking the lease. You signed it so you agreed to terms. there are laws protecting you from wrong treatment and unjust eviction, but other than that there is nothing for you. If the landlord has evicted you legally, you are out and except for deposit money which may be used for repairs from damage made by you, there is very little else you will get! What is the reason he or she terminated the lease. did you break an agreement as outlined in the lease? You must read your lease, if you feel this is being done and is not on the up and up, contact a Real Estate Attorney and get consul since that would be the only truly legal advice you should listen to!