Our landlord is not permitting us to sublease our apartment whereas in our lease agreement it is only written that we cannot sublet the apartment without their permission. Can they deny our request without reasonable grounds?The property manager was very rude to us and was not willing to talk to us and was threatening about suing us. The realtor who gave this apartment to us had orally agreed that subletting is possible after 6 months of stay which we have completed,but he is not working for this company anymore.
We are already paying higher rent for the apartment compared to the market rate and was finding it hard to sublet and were planning to give off some of our appliances and reduce rent a little to attract tenants.
But now the management is asking to find new tenants for even bigger rent, before we move out to sign a new lease and till they find it we are responsible of paying the rent unless we buy out the lease by paying for 2 months rent! We are afraid that they will not find anybody within next month when so many apartments are available for much better rates and ameneties and we will end up paying next months rate which is very unfair to us.
Kindly help.We have only one month left before we have to move out of the state. We are in fairfield county, CT which comes under New York Metropolitan area.