I am sorry, that isn't true. Source: my battle with my ex-landlord.PNGMK wrote:All you can do is find another job quick or leave the country (and your deposit) behind... even that is tricky as technically you are on the hook for the remainder of the lease.
I had to terminate a lease early due to a change in circumstances and reduced finances.
My landlord was also adamant that I couldn't break the lease.
I advertised and found a replacement to take over the lease for the remaining duration, then notified the Landlord whose reply was also "I don't want to lease to anybody else". I also pointed out that there was a clause permitting sub-letting (not my preferred route) with her permission, which was also (unreasonably?) denied.
I wrote to the Landlord again, telling her that I had done everything reasonable to ensure that she didn't suffer any financial loss, and that if she tried to recover any unpaid rent from me in a legal process I had the necessary evidence to prove that I had done everything reasonable to mitigate her losses and that *she* had refused to accept the solution.
The next phone call was "Does your new tenant want a 2yr lease?" Haha.
Find a replacement and force the issue. If it gets as far as court and she is being picky, the court won't take kindly to her "losses" is my guess.