In CA, I am a tenant. We had to leave a rental property 60 days, prior to our lease ending, we have however, paid the full term of the lease. Lease term Oct 31 2016 - Oct 31 2017.
We moved out Aug 31st, 2017.
We hired a "rental listing agent broker", to list the property for rent on the MLS, at the owners permission, so we might recoup some of the rent we paid for the remaining 60 days the property sat vacant. With 25 days left on our term, and rent already paid in full, we need to cancel our listing agent agreement, as we don't want to pay a commission to her, on TOP of our already paid rent, should she bring a tenant to the table in the last hours.
The other issue, the property owner, said he would refuse to look at any new tenant application from this broker, so it's pointless for the real estate listing agent to continue to keep the home on lock box, and list on the mls.
We have given notice to her, but she is saying, we are under contract and can't cancel with her until the end of our rental term, Oct 31st, 2017. This is holding up out security deposit return ($5500).
Can you cancel our listing with the rental listing broker, prior to the end of the term, and prior to our lease with the owner ? Thank you. Ron