FHA will not allow the seller to give an "inducement" to buy, or to pay fees that are no typically associated with your closing costs. I would review the lease agreement you signed and maybe even have an attorney review it. There may be loop hole that allows for early termination. Often, leases will have transfer/relocation clauses that state if your job requires you to move "X" miles, you can terminate the lease early with notice of "Y" days. (This may not be applicable to you) There may also be limitations on how much they can charge based on getting a new tenant in place. How desirable is the place you are leasing? How long will it take to get a new tenant? What condition are you leaving the home in comparison to the way it was when you took possession? I believe that you cannot be charged for months that others are living there, but I could be wrong. This is why you really should consult an attorney. Without reviewing your lease, it is hard to say what your real options are. If you don't want to go to an attorney you may first try to negotiate with the landlord/management for a settlement. Most landlords/management realize that your lease is a temporary situation for you and are happy to see you advance your goals. At the same time, they have to perceive the lease as business, and from my perspective, real estate is always negotiable. Good Luck!!