Breaking an apartment lease isn’t optimal.
If you need to move out early, check your lease for an opt-out clause.
You’re likely subject to fees and might have to pay for the remaining months of your lease.
However, a landlord might be willing to waive penalties if you explain your situation, especially if you’ve been a good tenant.
In many states, the landlord must try to find a new tenant, but you could still be responsible for the rest of your lease until a replacement is found.
You might be able to sublet the unit or help find a new renter.
In the end, though, you might need to pay up.