Videogame forums are bad for legal advice, but I figured since a lot of Giant Bomb duders probably rent apartments you all might have some stories.
I live in Cincinnati. I got a job in Chicago on very short notice (this job may or may not have to do with videogames).
I payed a security deposit a few months ago and signed a lease to rent an apartment in Cincinnati. Move in date is August 1st. I asked to break the lease and even offered to leave my security deposit, and that I'm open up to a deal.
I'm in the military and will transfer to a unit in Illinois. There are laws that allow soldiers to bail from a lease without question if called to Active Duty. However, the military isn't the cause of my move.
He's threatening legal action against me. I signed a contract, I get that.
To be clear, I do not live in this apartment right now.
Has anyone had any experience like this?
UPDATE: Landlord isn't allowing me to sublease and doesn't want to take a deal that involves me just giving him my security deposit and two month's rent in exchange for me just bailing. Despite me finding several people willing to take up the apartment. I'm using military legal assets.
I kinda don't have a choice here, this job is a really fantastic opportunity in the game industry. But I might lose a lot of money in the process.