However, in most situations, you should not allow a new tenant to move into the property until the former tenant has officially missed a rent payment date and the allotted grace period. If you need to terminate your lease early, contact the local tenants` union for advice. Work with your tenant to determine the terms of termination of the lease. Depending on how quickly you can rent the property, you can simply unsubscribe with the tenant to terminate the contract. If you want them to be held responsible for the rent until the unit is rented, you have the right, as the landlord, to do so. In the case of a rental agreement, both parties are expected to provide services. If you break the lease, you may owe damages to the landlord.