My experience

"I moved into a one-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend on a one-year lease, but several months into it we broke up. Now if we want to move out we have to pay thousands of dollars to break our lease, as well as pay rent until someone new moves in. Even if I find someone to move in, I cannot afford thousands of dollars to break the lease."

"Now I am stuck in a tiny apartment with my ex-boyfriend. It’s creating significant challenges for my wellbeing."

"A solution would be that regulations don't allow for costs to be charged for breaking leases, especially if someone new moves in right away so no gaps in income for property owners."