Left apartment early...still paying rent
I left my 3-bedroom apartment 5 months early at the end of December (new job, different state) but am still paying the rent on it. We had paid $400.00 because the leasing agent told us on 3 separate occasions that we could get out of the lease with one-month's notice. Anyways, the paper we signed didn't say that. Each time we told the agent that we didn't read what she was explaining on that paper, she said we could get out of the lease, no problem. Now we are told that we could save about $600.00 on the last month of the lease.
I called the leasing office and asked if there was any interest in the apartment. They said no and told me that another apartment close to mine and exactly the same was being vacated on February 1. Also, the rent was raised. I am paying $1050.00 for the apartment and they are now asking $1208.00. This includes a $20.00 fee for the view of the creek. There is no view of a creek, only mosquitoes from the brush behind the porch.
Should they agree to let me pay a couple of hundred dollars a month towards the rent until my lease is up so that people would have an incentive to rent it?
A management company owns this and other properties. I can't afford to keep up two places for 4 more months.
The manager walked through the place with me just before I left and told me there would be no charges to me. The place was left in really good condition.
Can anyone offer me any advice?