I'm currently living in Maryland now, but am losing my job due to funding cuts. I may have another job offer in Wisconsin starting in January, but my lease is through the end of May 2007. I briefly spoke to the landlord about it, and he said i wasn't allowed to sublet the house. Can they make me pay the rest of the rent? I gave them 2 months notice. If i stay here i'll have no job and won't be able to pay anyway. There must be something I can do- this has to have happened to other people!
I've been living in the house since may of 2005, and I signed a one-year lease (ending in May 2006) with an automatic renewal clause(?). So i didn't actually sign anything saying i would stay through May 2007, if that matters.
If they refuse to negotiate an agreement with me, is there anything I can do?
What is the name of your state?