It would be the same if you were a new tenant and signed a lease before moving in. The rental agreement is agreed that you will occupy (or continue to occupy) this rent for the duration of the contract. However, you may just want to be ahead of the curve with them and ask if they can be generous and allow you to end the deal prematurely and without penalty. In any case, read your rental agreement and ask your local housing agency about the steps to follow in your country to break the lease and announce a move. I wish you good luck. Look at this anecdote from the Washington Post: A couple of landlords sent a lease to potential tenants to sign it. The landlords sent the lease after signing it themselves, but stumbled upon the radio silence of potential tenants. .