mrchillie: The reply from my property manager this morning left me quite angry and upset.
Apparently to break my lease I need to pay $89 for advertising, $50 for new photos, $30 for credit check of the new tenant AND $300 Quinovic fee, what ever that is.
NONE of this is mentioned on any agreement I signed.
First of all congrats on buying the house.
Sorry, I have to take the landlords/property managers view on this. It might not be mentioned in the agreement, but the agreement that you signed was a fixed term.
So, the option remains is that you pay the rent until the property managers find a new tennant, and pay the costs of this, or find the new tennant and then let the property managers decide whether or not they accept your new tennant.
Note that either option will require them to spend time doing reference checks, writing contracts etc etc, which is what the Quinovic fee is for.