How can I back out of my recently signed apt lease that has not started yet?

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    How can I back out of my recently signed apt lease that has not started yet?

    I signed a lease in January that will start March 1. I've recently decided that instead I will buy a home, so I'd like to move to a month-to-month lease instead of my year long commitment that will cause me to pay a full month's rent when I break it. Any suggestions on how to go about this?


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    You can try to ask permission from the landlord, or possibly sublet the apartment out for the year if it is allowed. Otherwise, I don't see how you can get out of the lease without paying a penalty or being in breach of a contract.
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