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Revoking a lease

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I am a college student and had told 2 of my friends that I would live with them in a townhouse. 3 of my other friends were getting an apartment, although the apartment was for 4 people. The apartment complex leases the apartment out by rooms and would place someone with the other 3 people if they could not provide someone. Finally, one person called my 3 friends saying he wanted to move in with them, he met them and signed the lease. About 2 months later, the apartment complex called one of my 3 friends and said that this 4th guy was not going to live with them, and they had first choice on who would live with them, and if they could not provide someone, they would place them with someone. So, my 3 friends found me, I broke my promise with my other arrangement and went over to the apartment complex told them that they called saying this other guy backed out. So I signed the lease. Now I get a call about 3 weeks later telling me that they talked to this guy and he still wants the apartment and my lease is void because he had not yet signed a release form. When I signed the lease though, the only thing I heard about a release form is a comment the employee made to a person she was training saying "Ok, this guy just needs to come in and sign the release form." One day I went in and they said there were other people still looking for roommates and they could place me with them, now 2 days later I talk to them and they say that they don't have room for me at all. Also, they deny that the call was even made to my friend saying that this guy was not going to live with them. Is there anything I can do?

Josh East Lansing, MI

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