I (23 Colorado) recently got a new job in a different state I have to move across the country and tried negotiating relocation money to no avail from my new employer. It’s going to cost me 1600 dollars to move all my things, plus a security deposit and a 1100 rent for my new apartment. I can currently pay for all that between my savings, bonds and last couple of paychecks from my current job. The problem lies in that my landlord will not budge on my breaking my lease, I will owe two months rent plus however long it takes him to rent the apartment out to someone new, I cannot sublet as I need his approval to do so and he has already said no. I have no clue what to do, I have no legal way out of my lease and 3500 dollars in CC debt that I don’t have a high enough limit to cover these expenses. My parents have less money than I do and will help with what they can but they cannot afford to help that much. I have no clue where to go from here and need advice.
Edit: my new job pays me about 10k more than I was making working 2 pt jobs and freelancing, it’s still only like 42k a year however
Edit 2: my lease is up in November
What does your lease say about breaking early? That’s all the rules you need to follow. I wouldn’t take what your landlord says at face value.
Could you borrow from a friend or another family member with promise to pay them back? Installment plan?
Can you find someone to take over your lease and just have your landlord add them to the lease and remove you?
So from reading the threads, you only have two more months left?
can your new job wait 2 months or is the starting date soon
Could you advertise the rental and say you will subsidize them one months rent or something? First month free sort of thing.