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Oh, man, that's a difficult situation. I don't suppose you have a friend or family member who'd be willing to take Kai in until you own your place?
 

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Typically, when you break a lease the owner will keep the last month's rent and deposit.

You can just walk out forfeiting the last month rent and deposit. There should not be a penalty.
It varies by state and municipality, but generally speaking, if you have a lease, landlords can continue to charge you for the remaining months the place is left empty, if they can document that they are seeking a qualified tenant. So you can end up on the hook in small claims court for quite a bit of money, if the local market is slow and/or the landlord is tricky. Breaking a lease can also cause a massive hit to your credit rating if your landlord reports it to the credit agencies.

If someone wants out of a lease, it is much better to attempt to negotiate an early termination with the landlord rather than "just walking away." If you do come to an agreement, it is important to get an unambiguous signed lease cancellation in writing in case the landlord pulls shenanigans later.
 
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