What is the law regarding breaking a lease?

The lease is for 12 months but I will not be residing in the house for the last 2 months. I asked about subleasing, but the landlord refuses to allow it. I was wondering if there is a law about breaking a lease and how many days notice is required. The lease the landlord gave me said that breaking the lease is not allowed. No payment or anything has been stated in the lease. It just says that I am responsible for paying the rent until the end of the lease. If I were to find someone to take over my place after I break the lease, would I still be responsible for that rent?

Asked on February 29, 2012 under Real Estate Law, West Virginia


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