My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Arizona
So I just went in to talk to my management about breaking my lease because I'm moving out of state. I talked directly to the complex manager and he told me that I could not have someone take over my lease until my term was up, not sublet, literally transer the lease. However, I had already talked to one of the leasing agents a week prior and they said I could if I could find someone interested in doing it.
I found someone who's interested and already showed him the apartment. He's ready once I figure this out. I looked through my lease and there's nothing in there about subletting or transfer of the lease. The only thing it says is if you break the lease you have to pay two months rent or till the end of the agreement, plus any concessions made. It's a lot of money and I won't have it soon.
They say if I pay it they'll work with me on a payment plan and not destroy my renter history. The manager was very adamant about that being the only option. However, I have another friend who is doing the exact same thing in his complex (different company, same state) and they are letting him transfer his lease completely to another person.
What can I do to just transfer the lease and not pay this ridiculous fee? Anyone have any experience in this?