So, I moved to toronto for college. All good so far. I didn't make it into residence because of a massive fuck up with some employee at the fax place who doesn't know how to do her job, so I was forced to use alternative housing. I found a place that seemed perfect, and, best of all, it clearly listed "No lease" in the ad, so I could move out if an opening in residence ever came along.
I get down to toronto, go to the apartment, and my new landlord hands me the lease he wants me to sign. Of course, like an idiot, I signed it because I had nowhere else to go. Tricky guy. Worst of all, the lease is for 12 months. I finish school at the end of april. That means I have to pay him an additional four months of rent, even though I'm moving back in with my parents for the summer. That's $1600 gone from my bank account. Oh, plus the rent for august of this year which he made me pay for too.
is there any way I can get out of this without being sued, having my credit destroyed, and ruining my life? Because I don't have a spare $1600 just lying around!
Isn't there some sort of termination fee that I can pay to break the lease?