Break lease, apt rented but landlord still charges 2 months penal
Sorry for the cross post, I posted this on buying and selling forum because I really need some help.
Is it legal?
I moved out Sep 30, 2005 because I bought a house. The apartment was rented one month later. When I moved, I paid 2 months fee to break the lease because they told me the apartment is not likely to be re-rented in a couple of months.
Now I found out the apartment is re-rented, the landlord (apartment community) told me that the 2 months penalty is for lease breaking damage, so they are not charging me and the new tenant "rent" for the same unit for the same month.
Is what they are doing legal? I am hoping there maybe a realtor or lawyer that can help me here. The apartment is in Germantown, Maryland. Montgomery County.